Airplane Crash - Bage, Brazil 04/07/1957

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Bage, Brazil


Date04/07/1957
LocationBage, Brazil
OperatorVarig
TypeCurtiss C-46A-45-CU
RegistrationPP-VCF
Cn/In30283
Aboard40
Fatalities40
Ground0
SummaryShortly after takeoff, a fire developed in the left main landing gear well. The pilot thought the fire had started in the engine, feathered the No.1 engine and returned for an emergency landing. When he couldn't get the gear down, he performed a go-around after which the left wing separated from the plane. The plane crashed and burned. Fracture of the fuel line in the landing gear housing due to wear against the ribs.

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