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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73524
Last updated: 31 May 2020
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Type:de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly
Owner/operator:Shell-Mex Argentina
Registration: LV-KAB
C/n / msn: 7563
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:18
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Botafogo Bay, off Rio de Janeiro, RJ -   Brazil
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport (SBRJ)
The DH.90 was approaching Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport when it collided at a height of 1,500 feet with a Junkers Ju.52 of VASP, registered PP-SPF; the three engine aircraft was en route to Sao Paulo with 18 people on board. After the collision, both aircraft crashed into the Botafogo Bay, killing all 19 occupants.

Causes: Both crews did not see each other due to the poor visibility caused by the presence of clouds at low altitude.
Pilot of LV-KAB was J. Abbot.


1. World Directory of Airliners Crashes/Terry Denham
2. Folha da Manhã 9 November 1940

Revision history:

21-Mar-2010 03:44 TB Added
21-Mar-2010 12:02 TB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
08-May-2010 08:03 TB Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-May-2010 08:10 TB Updated [Narrative]
28-May-2014 17:19 jorgetadeu7 Updated [Date, Source]
18-Apr-2015 17:13 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Jul-2015 20:06 junior sjc Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Aug-2016 18:31 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2018 21:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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