Date & Time: Dec 26, 1940 at 0935 LT
Type of aircraft:
Sikorsky S-43
Operator:
Registration:
PP-PAU
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Salvador - Rio de Janeiro
MSN:
4308
YOM:
1937
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Salvador, the seaplane went out of control and crashed inverted into the Bay of Salvador. All 17 occupants were rescued, among them three passengers were injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.