||PP-PDU was flying from Salvador to Recife cruising at 26.500 feet. The crew contacted Recife Control over Maceio descended to 18.000 feet. Recife Approach later cleared the aircraft for 2.700 feet and advised the crew about another aircraft descending from 3000 to 2000 ft in the vicinity PP-PDU. When “Antao Lerne da Silvia” passed 5000 ft the pilot in command was surprised by the another aircraft passing right in front of them so he pulled the aircraft up to avoid collision. The flight continued without any problems and the plane landed safely at Recife at 22.11 local time. The plane was flown to Rio and inspected by Panair Do Brasil mechanics. The plane was declared a write off and stored at Rio Galeao where it was sold for scrap on March 28th 1969.