Descripcin del Accidente ASN 29 SEP 1959 Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando PP-BTE - So Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) 
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Last updated: 5 December 2022
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Fecha:martes 29 septiembre 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operador:Paraense Transportes Areos
Registracin: PP-BTE
Numro de srie: 30260
Ao de Construccin: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulacin:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daos en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicacin:So Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brasil)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:So Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripcin:
Curtiss C-46A PP-BTE had just departed So Paulo-Congonhas Airport, Brazil, when the pilot noticed that the undercarriage had only partly retracted and that hydraulic pressure was low. The flight crew elected to return to Congonhas.
Upon landing, the right hand main landing gear retracted, causing the aircraft to veer off the runway. It collided with two stationary aircraft. One of these aircraft was a DC-3-178, registered PP-ANU (msn 1545).

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: Error of judgment on the part of the pilot in not extending the gear by use of the emergency system.



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.

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