Date & Time: Sep 13, 1975 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Salvador - Salvador
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew departed Salvador-Dois de Julho Airport in the morning to proceed to a calibration mission. After a flight over the sea, the crew was returning to Salvador when, at an altitude of 1,500 feet, the right engine failed. The crew reduced his altitude and elected to divert to the nearest airport when, at an altitude of 800 feet, the left engine failed as well. In such conditions, the crew ditched the airplane off Itaparica. While both pilots were able to swim to the shore, the aircraft sank and was lost.
Double engine failure for undetermined reason.