Date & Time: Dec 12, 1961 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew departed Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont for a local training flight. En route, the pilot voluntarily shut down the left engine to simulate a failure. As the crew elected to feather its propeller, the prop went into reverse. The crew decided to return to Santos Dumont Airport but as he was unable to maintain a safe altitude, he decided to ditch the aircraft 50 meters off the Itaipu beach. Both occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.