Airplane Crash - Vitoria Da Conquista, Brazil 03/06/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil


Date03/06/1955
LocationVitoria da Conquista, Brazil
OperatorREAL
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationPP-YPZ
Cn/In11699
Aboard21
Fatalities5
Ground0
SummaryAfter an aborted landing attempt due to a unlocked landing gear, the plane made a left turn, hit a pole, crashed and burned. Pilot error. Improper use of the throttles by the crew following the go-around. Failure of the landing gear locking mechanism.

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