Date: May 30, 1950
Time: ?
Location: Near Ilheus, Brazil
Operator: Aerovias Brasil
Flight #: ?
Route: Victoria - Salvador
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: PP-AVZ
cn / ln: 9156
Aboard: 15   (passengers:11  crew:4)
Fatalities: 13   (passengers:9  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: During descent into dense cumulonimbus clouds, severe turbulence was encountered which caused displacement of freight that led to an uncontrolled dive which resulted in the wings separating from the fuselage. Structural failure due to severe turbulence during a thunderstorm. Pilots decision to descend without clearing the turbulent area of weather.

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