Airplane Crash - Near Iheus, Brazil 05/30/1950

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Iheus, Brazil


Date05/30/1950
LocationNear Iheus, Brazil
OperatorAerovias Brasil
RouteVictoria - Salvador
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationPP-AVZ
Cn/In9156
Aboard15
Fatalities13
Ground0
SummaryDuring descent into dense cumulonimbus clouds, severe turbulence was encountered which caused displacement of freight that led to an uncontrolled dive which resulted in the wings separating from the fuselage. Structural failure due to severe turbulence during a thunderstorm. Pilots decision to descend without clearing the turbulent area of weather.

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