Accident Junkers Ju-52/3mge PP-CAY, Friday 13 January 1939
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Date:Friday 13 January 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Junkers Ju-52/3mge
Owner/operator:Syndicato Condor
Registration: PP-CAY
MSN: 4042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Rio Bonito, RJ -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX/SBVT)
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Calabouço Seaplane Base
The Ju-52 floatplane, named "Marimbá", flew into a mountain in the Serra do Sambé, NE of Rio de Janeiro and caught fire. The five crew members and the five passengers were killed.
Last radio contact was at 15:23 hours.


Folha da Manhã 14 January 1939, p2
Folha da Manhã 15 January 1939, p2
O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX / Carlos Ari César Germano da Silva


  • 9th worst accident in 1939
  • 76th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 7th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


photo (c) Rubens Martins Borges Filho; Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ) [PP]

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