Date & Time: Sep 12, 1931
Type of aircraft:
CMASA Wal
Operator:
Registration:
PP-CAL
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fernando de Noronha - Natal - Rio de Janeiro
MSN:
107
YOM:
1931
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
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.
Probable cause:
Collision with an unknown floating object on takeoff.