Date & Time: Jun 26, 1941 at 1515 LT
Type of aircraft:
Sikorsky S-43
Operator:
Registration:
NC16928
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
MSN:
4317
YOM:
1928
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
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.
Probable cause:
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.