Airplane Crash - Belem, Brazil 12/01/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Belem, Brazil


Date12/01/1955
Time02:00
LocationBelem, Brazil
OperatorCruzeiro
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationPP-CCC
Cn/In15845/32593
Aboard6
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryShortly after taking off, the No.1 engine lost power. The crew shut off the hydraulipump which caused the landing gear to stop retracting halfway. The resulting drag, caused the aircraft to lose altitude. The left wing struck a tree and the plane crashed and burned. Failure of the front bearing of the propeller shaft leading to disconnection of the reduction gear and left propeller and causing a sudden failure of the left engine.

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