Airplane Crash - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 02/26/1960

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


Date02/26/1960
Time13:07
LocationRio de Janeiro, Brazil
OperatorREAL / Military - U.S. Navy
RouteCampos - Rio de Janeiro
TypeDouglas DC-3 / USN R-6D-1
RegistrationPP-AXD/131582
Cn/In13326 / 43685-307
Aboard61
Fatalities61
Ground0
SummaryMidair collision between a DC-3 and a US Navy R-6D. Improper piloting procedures when flying on authorized instrument flight (US Navy pilot). The pilot of the USN plane disobeyed instructions transmitted by Rio Approach Control. The U.S. Navy disagreed and placed no blame on neither pilot. Twenty six killed on the DC-3, 35 on the R-6D-1. Members of the United States Navy Band among those killed.

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