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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Fecha:jueves 12 agosto 1965
Hora:ca 07:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Operador:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Registración: PP-BTH
Numéro de série: 30571
Año de Construcción: 1944
Horas Totales de la Célula:27761
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Barra do Bugres, MT (   Brasil)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport, MT (CGB/SBCY), Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Porto Velho Airport, RO (PVH/SBPV), Brasil
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.

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