Date & Time: Sep 6, 1956 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Caratinga – Belo Horizonte – Uberlândia
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Pampulha Airport, while climbing, the airplane banked left, lost height and crashed in flames. All 16 occupants were injured while the aircraft was destroyed. It was reported that the crew encountered technical problems with the left engine during startup at Caratinga Airport and Belo Horizonte as well. It is believed the problem was solved by crossfeeding the engines. Nevertheless, the crew took the decision to continue the flight despite engine technical issues due to poor maintenance.