Panair Do Brazil S-38B P-BDAL

Panair Do Brazil, S.A.: First hijacking of an Airline

Pan American Airways (PAA) acquired its short-lived rival New York, Rio and Buenos Aires Line (NYRBA) and its Brazilian subsidiary NYRBA Do Brazil on 15th September 1930. This new subsidiary of PAA was recognized by the Brazilian government after a name change to Panair Do Brazil. The fleet of Panair Do Brazil consisted of four Consolidated Commodores and four Sikorsky S-38 flying boats inherited from NYRBA.

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