- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 01, 1955
Time: 02:00
Location: Belem, Brazil
Operator: Cruzeiro
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: PP-CCC
cn / ln: 15845/32593
Aboard: 6   (passengers:4  crew:2)
Fatalities: 6   (passengers:4  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after taking off, the No.1 engine lost power. The crew shut off the hydraulic pump which caused the landing gear to stop retracting halfway. The resulting drag, caused the aircraft to lose altitude. The left wing struck a tree and the plane crashed and burned. Failure of the front bearing of the propeller shaft leading to disconnection of the reduction gear and left propeller and causing a sudden failure of the left engine.
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