Accident Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando PP-LPH,
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Date:Thursday 4 March 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Owner/operator:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Registration: PP-LPH
MSN: 33283
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Guanabara Bay, RJ -   Brazil
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ)
Destination airport:
An attempt to land on one engine was made. Following a hard landing on one wheel, full power was applied by the instructor because of another aircraft had entered the runway. The engine failed on climbout and the C-46 struck the mast of a ship, causing it to crash into the sea.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error of judgement on the part of the pilot."


Folha da Manha 5 March 1954, p3

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