ASN Aircraft accident NAMC YS-11A-211 PP-SMJ Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU)
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Date:Tuesday 23 October 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NAMC YS-11A-211
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SMJ
MSN: 2068
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 60
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 65
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,1 km (0.1 mls) off Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG (PLU/SBBH), Brazil
Flightnumber: 012
A temporary loss of power occurred 8 knots before the V1 speed, followed by an increase of the TGT (Turbine Gas Temperature) to the maximum. The takeoff was aborted immediately.
Because braking action seemed poor, the emergency brakes were activated. Brakes were only effective on the right main gear, so the pilot ultimately retracted the gear when it seemed an overrun was imminent. The YS-11 continued and slid into Guanabara Bay.

Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

» Jornal do Brasil - 24 October 1973


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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 Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ to Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG as the crow flies is 349 km (218 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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