Date & Time: Jul 4, 1946
Type of aircraft:
Bristol 170 Freighter
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Bristol – Bathurst – Natal – Rio de Janeiro
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was on his way to Rio de Janeiro to deliver the aircraft to the Brazilian operator Real Aerovias. While at cruising level off Aracaju, both engines failed simultaneously. The captain ditched the aircraft about 198 km off the Brazilian coast. While the aircraft sank and was lost, all five crew members were rescued by the crew of an American merchant ship.
Double engine failure due to a fuel exhaustion caused by a navigational error on part of the crew.