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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Sunday 14 September 1969
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-SPP
MSN: 27063/15618
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Londrina Airport, PR (LDB) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Londrina Airport, PR (LDB/SBLO), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
The DC-3 left Londrina at 18:33. Fifty minutes into the flight the left prop was feathered and the crew elected to return to Londrina. The aircraft approached runway 12 but power was applied for a go-around. The aircraft made a sharp left turn and crashed.

The airplane operated on a service from Campo Grande (CGR) to São Paulo (CGH) with an en route stop at Londrina (LDB)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Londrina Airport, PR to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 456 km (285 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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