Date & Time: Dec 28, 1977
Type of aircraft:
Grumman HU-16 (SA-16) Albatross
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Ponta Pelada - Ponta Pelada
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was engaged in a reconnaissance flight after a small plane was missing in the region of Roraima. Shortly after takeoff from Ponta Pelada AFB, while in initial climb, the airplane suffered technical problems, stalled and crashed 1,500 meters past the runway end. All six occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Failure of the left engine propeller for unknown reasons.