Date & Time: Sep 28, 1971 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Sena Madureira - Rio Branco
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Sena Madureira Airport, while climbing, the pilot declared an emergency and elected to return following an engine failure. He completed a circuit at low altitude and while completing a turn to the right, the airplane struck trees and crashed in flames in a dense wooded area located few km from the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 32 occupants were killed.
Engine failure during initial climb.