Date & Time: Jun 26, 1941 at 1515 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was performing a training flight in the Guanabara Bay, consisting of approaches and landings. While on a new approach, the seaplane hit the water surface in a nose down attitude. The aircraft overturned and sank. All four crew members were rescued.
Wrong approach configuration on part of the crew and poor judgement on part of the pilot during landing. The glassy water surface was considered as a contributory factor.