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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Saturday 8 September 1951
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SPQ
MSN: 27036/15591
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 0,5 km S of São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
A Douglas C-47 passenger plane struck a house in the Jabaquara neighbourhood immediately after takeoff from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, Brazil. The airplane crashed, killing all 10 on board as well as three persons on the ground.

» Folha da Manhã 9-9-1951


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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 364 km (228 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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