- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: April 07, 1957
Time: ?
Location: Bage, Brazil
Operator: Varig
Flight #: ?
Route: Bage - Porto Alegra
AC Type: Curtiss C-46A-45-CU
Registration: PP-VCF
cn / ln: 30283
Aboard: 40   (passengers:35  crew:5)
Fatalities: 40   (passengers:35  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after takeoff, a fire developed in the left main landing gear well. The pilot thought the fire had started in the engine, feathered the No.1 engine and returned for an emergency landing. When he couldn't get the gear down, he performed a go-around after which the left wing separated from the plane. The plane crashed and burned. Fracture of the fuel line in the landing gear housing due to wear against the ribs.
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