60 Years ago today: On 14 December 1962 a Panair do Brasil Lockheed L-049 crashed near Paraná da Eva, killing all 50 occupants.

Date:Friday 14 December 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Operator:Panair do Brasil
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 43 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 50
Aircraft damage:Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Paraná da Eva, AM (https://cdn.aviation-safety.net/database/country/flags_15/PP.gif   Brazil)
Phase:En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brazil

The Panair Constellation departed Belem at 02:31 GMT for a 3-hour flight to Manaus. The plane followed the Amber 1 airway and contacted Manaus at 05:04, reporting six minutes out. At 05:19 the flight crew asked Manaus whether the plane’s engines could be heard. Manaus replied negative and asked the reason for the question. Nothing more was heard from the flight, which appeared to have crashed 45 km from Manaus. The Constellation was named “Estevao Ribeiro Baiao Parente”.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: “The cause of the accident was not determined.”