Date & Time: May 18, 1951 at 1910 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo – Presidente Prudente
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew started the descent to Presidente Prudente Airport by night and in poor weather conditions when the airplane hit a hill and crashed about 8 km from Rancheria. All seven occupants were killed.
It was determined that the crew took the improper decision to descend to Presidente Prudente Airport in visual flight rules in low visibility caused by night and marginal weather conditions.