Date & Time: Sep 12, 1931
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Fernando de Noronha - Natal - Rio de Janeiro
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft was performing a flight from Europe to South America with intermediate stops at Fernando de Noronha, Natal and Rio de Janeiro. While taking off from the Rio Potenji, in Natal, the float plane christened 'Olinda' hit a floating object and exploded. Three occupants were killed while a crew member was injured.
Collision with an unknown floating object on takeoff.