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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 12 August 1965
Zeit:ca 07:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Kennzeichen: PP-BTH
Werknummer: 30571
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Barra do Bugres, MT (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport, MT (CGB/SBCY), Brasilien
Flug nach:Porto Velho Airport, RO (PVH/SBPV), Brasilien
The aircraft departed Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon Airport, at 06:21, for Porto Velho Airport with an IFR flight plan. At the outskirts of Barra do Bugres, about 30 minutes after takeoff, the aircraft turned back towards Cuiabá with its left engine on fire. While over Buracao, its left wing and engine broke away from the fuselage and it crashed to the ground out of control.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident was a structural failure. Bolts of the No. 8 cylinder, left engine, fractured.
Contributing factors were defective fire detection and fire extinguishing systems."

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 Volume I (171-174)


photo of Curtiss-C-46A-Commando-PP-BTH
accident date: 12-08-1965
type: Curtiss C-46A Commando
registration: PP-BTH

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport, MT to Porto Velho Airport, RO as the crow flies is 1141 km (713 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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