Crash-aerien 29 SEP 1959 d'un Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando PP-BTE - So Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) 
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Last updated: 5 December 2022
Date:mardi 29 septembre 1959
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Compagnie:Paraense Transportes Areos
Immatriculation: PP-BTE
Numro de srie: 30260
Anne de Fabrication: 1944
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Equipage:victimes: 0 / bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / bord: 3
Dgats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Consquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:So Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brsil)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aroport de dpart:So Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brsil
Aroport de destination:?
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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