Accident Sikorsky S-43B PP-PBN, Saturday 4 January 1947
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Date:Saturday 4 January 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic s43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky S-43B
Owner/operator:Panair do Brasil
Registration: PP-PBN
MSN: 4315
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:São Paulo de Olivença, AM -   Brazil
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Iquitos Airport (IQT/SPQT)
Destination airport:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL/SBMN)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Crashed into the Rio Solimões extension of the Amazon River.


Folha da Manha - Jan 8, 1947 p.2
The Milwaukee Journal - Jan 5, 1947


  • 57th worst accident in 1947
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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