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Crash of a Beechcraft AT-11B Kansan near Santos: 6 killed

Accident description

  • Mar 13, 1958 at 1410 LT
  • 100
  • Flight
  • Military
  • No
  • Mountains
  • Florianópolis – Cumbica
  • Santos, São Paulo
  • Brazil
  • South America
  • 2
  • 2
  • 4
  • 4
  • 0
  • 6
  • The crew was completing a flight from Florianópolis to Cumbica AFB. Weather conditions deteriorated en route and the visibility decreased due to foggy conditions when the airplane struck power cables and crashed on the slope of the Diabo Peak located in the Serra do Mar, in the region of Santos. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all six occupants have been killed.