- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: September 12, 1954
Time: 20:08
Location: Off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Operator: Cruzeiro
Flight #: ?
Route: Sao Paulo - Rio de Janeiro
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: PP-CDJ
cn / ln: 19278
Aboard: 26   (passengers:22  crew:4)
Fatalities: 7   (passengers:7  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane was attemping to return to the Rio de Janeiro after severe vibrations in the No. 1 engine made the crew feather the prop. While on final the aircraft came in too high and a go-around was attempted during which the plane crashed into the Guanabara Bay. Lack of reference to instruments after opening the throttle to go-around in restricted visibility. Power may have been inadvertently reduced on the good engine.
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