Airplane Crash - Volta Redonda, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 03/26/1978

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


Date03/26/1978
Time09:10
LocationVolta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
OperatorAero Clube de Volta Redonda
RouteLocal tour
TypePiper Cherokee Arrow PA-28
RegistrationPT - CIH
Aboard4
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryThe plane lost engine rotation after takeoff and the pilot attempted to return to the airport for an emergency landing. Due to the low altitude, the plane stalled and crashed in Paraiba River, one-half mile from the runway. Mechanical failure.

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