Airplane Crash - Jaquirana, Brazil 08/02/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Jaquirana, Brazil


Date08/02/1949
Time11:30
LocationJaquirana, Brazil
OperatorVarig
RouteSao Paulo - Porto Alegre
TypeCurtiss C-46D-10-CU
RegistrationPP-VBI
Cn/In33100
Aboard36
Fatalities5
Ground0
SummaryTwenty minutes before arriving a Porto Alegre, a fire was discovered in cargo hold 'G.' The pilot executed an emergency descent while the crew tried to extinguish the flames to no avail. As the plane attempted to land, the panicking passengers rushed to the front of the plane to escape the flames causing the center of gravity to change, resulting in a hard landing. The cause of the fire in the hold 'G' was not determined.

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