Airplane Crash - Off Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 09/12/1954

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Date09/12/1954
Time20:08
LocationOff Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
OperatorCruzeiro
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationPP-CDJ
Cn/In19278
Aboard30
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryThe plane was attemping to return to the Rio de Janeiro after severe vibrations in the No. 1 engine made the crew feather the prop. While on final the aircraft came in too high and a go-around was attempted during which the plane crashed into the sea. Lack of reference to instruments after opening the throttle to go-around in restricted visibility. Power may have been inadvertently reduced on the good engine.

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