Artur de Sacadura Cabral
|Artur de Sacadura Freire Cabral|
23 May 1881
Celorico da Beira, Portugal
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Cause of death
|Occupation||Portuguese Navy officer|
|Known for||First aerial crossing of the South Atlantic|
Artur de Sacadura Freire Cabral
Maria Augusta da Silva Esteves de Vasconcelos
Artur de Sacadura Freire Cabral, GCTE (23 May 1881 – 15 November 1924), known simply as Sacadura Cabral (Portuguese pronunciation: ), was a Portuguese aviation pioneer who in 1922, together with Gago Coutinho (1869–1959), conducted the first flight across the South Atlantic Ocean, and also the first using astronomical navigation only, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On 15 November 1924, he disappeared while flying over the English Channel, along with his co-pilot, Mechanical Corporal José Correia, due to fog and his shortening eyesight (which never kept him from flying). The remains of the plane were found four days later, but there was no sign of the bodies.  A statue dedicated to them is located in Lisbon. Another statue is located in his hometown, Celorico da Beira. Descendants of Sacadura Cabral can still be found in aviation.
Lisbon monument to the flight
Lisbon monument of the route
Route of the first to cross the South Atlantic Ocean by air
- Sodré, João. "Sacadura Cabral Pioneer Airman". Vidas Lusophonus. Retrieved 16 February 2012.