Accident Douglas DC-3D PP-NAL, Wednesday 6 June 1951
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Date:Wednesday 6 June 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3D
Owner/operator:Linha Aérea Transcontinental Brasileira
Registration: PP-NAL
MSN: 42979
Year of manufacture:1946
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 19
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Gramacho, Rio de Janeiro, RJ -   Brazil
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX/SBVT)
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ)
Struck high ground at a height of 180 feet in poor visibility. The crew were flying VFR in IFR conditions.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Disregard of flight regulations- during an instrument flight the pilot attempted a descent over an area where the minimum safe height was 1200 feet."


Folha da Manhã, 7-6-1951


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