Date & Time: Mar 26, 1964 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew departed Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport on a local training flight to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, the crew informed ATC that the right engine caught fire and received the permission to return for an emergency landing. Unable to extinguish the fire, the crew feathered the propeller and reduced his altitude when the right wing, on fire, detached. Out of control, the airplane entered a dive and crashed into the Guanabara Bay. The aircraft was destroyed and all three crew members were killed.
In-flight fire on the right engine for undetermined reason.