Accident Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3) PP-SPL, Friday 18 May 1951
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Date:Friday 18 May 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SPL
MSN: 34274/17011
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:8 km from Rancharia, SP -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo, SP
Destination airport:Presidente Prudente Airport, SP (PPB/SBDN)
Hit high ground in bad weather.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot's imprudence in attempting to fly visual in unfavourable weather conditions and very poor visibility."


Folha da Manhã 19 May 1951, p1


  • 100th worst accident in 1951
  • 749th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 412th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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