Date & Time: Sep 22, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Madrid – Santa Maria – Mexico City
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Just after liftoff from Vila do Porto Airport (Santa Maria Island), while in initial climb, the aircraft suffered a loss of power on one engine. It stalled, hit the runway surface and came to rest. There were no injuries among the 44 occupants but the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair. The four engine aircraft was performing a flight from Madrid to Mexico City with an intermediate stop in Vila do Porto.
Loss of engine power on takeoff.