AKA Arturo Sacadura Freire Cabral
Sacadura Cabral
from Centro Virtual Camões

     If you use the Google search engine on Sacadura Cabral, (8-24-03), you will find about 9,000 links! Two of the most useful are the following. If time permits, you should visit some of the other sites.
SACADURA CABRAL (English Version
     This very impressive and comprehensive biography was written by João Sodré and translated into English by Ivan Costa-Pinto. It is a very complete story of his life and career from his birth in Celorico da Beira on 23 May 1881until his untimely death in 1922. It is well illustrated with six photographs, including one of the map showing the route of the famous flight from Portugal to Brazil in 1921. You can access the site by clicking on the title.
     This webpage on the HISTÓRIA DO CALENDÁRIO website offers brief resumés of the careers of both Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral. A more comprehensive biography of Cabral is available at the click of your mouse. The text is in Portuguese, so if you need it in English, you can copy the URL and paste it into the BabelFish translation machine You can access the site in Portuguese by clicking on the title above.

via email from John Andrade, 1-22-08
Dear Sir,
Re. Sacadura Cabral's death, he was the pilot of a Fokker seaplane which had been ordered by the Portuguese Naval Air Arm and disappeared somewhere over the North Sea on its ferry flight from the factory to Lisbon, Portugal. It is believed that Sacadura Cabral's cigar (he was a heavy smoker) ignited the petrol fumes from the engine, which made the aircraft explode in flight. No trace was ever found of either Sacadura Cabral or his mechanic, Corporal José Pinto Correia, although debris from the aircraft were found near Dungeness headland, England. The date of the accident was 15 November 1924.
Yours sincerely,
John Andrade

Editor's Note:
If you have any information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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