Accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) PP-AXJ, Tuesday 14 October 1952
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Date:Tuesday 14 October 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Aerovias Brasil
Registration: PP-AXJ
MSN: 6177
Year of manufacture:1942
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:San Francisco de Paula, RS -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP)
Destination airport:Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA)
Struck high ground.
The airplane operated on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina. It departed São Paulo at 11:45.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Navigational error - fault in not clearly estimating the actual location of the aircraft. 2) Adverse weather conditions."


Folha da Manhã 15-10-1952

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Other occurrences involving this aircraft

19 December 1946 NC54374 Universal Air Lines 0 near Aberdeen, MD sub


  • 34th worst accident in 1952
  • 420th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 242nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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