Date & Time: Feb 8, 1968 at 1717 LT
Type of aircraft:
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Forte Principe da Beira – Guajará-Mirim
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The seaplane was completing a flight from Forte Principe da Beira to Guajará-Mirim within Rondônia State on behalf of the Correio Nacional. While approaching Guajará-Mirim, the crew encountered engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in a jungle located 40 km from its intended destination. The wreckage was found two days later and 19 people were evacuated to local hospital while four others were killed in the accident.
Engine problems in flight.