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Last updated: 26 November 2021
Datum:Dienstag 22 Dezember 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 827 Viscount
Fluggesellschaft:VASP - Viaēćo Aérea Sćo Paulo
Kennzeichen: PP-SRG
Werknummer: 401
Baujahr: 1959-01-20 (11 months)
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:655
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 525
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 32 / Insassen: 32
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:4 km (2.5 Meilen) S of Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG) (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Brasķlia International Airport, DF (BSB/SBBR), Brasilien
Flug nach:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brasilien
Flugnummer: 233
A Vickers 827 Viscount passenger plane was destroyed in an accident following a mid-air collision with a military training aircraft. All 26 passengers and six crew members aboard the Viscount were killed in the accident. Ten people on the ground were killed when the Viscount crashed in a residential area. The pilot of the Fokker S.11 trainer parachuted to safety.
The accident happened when the Forēa Aérea Brasileira Fokker T-21 (S.11), FAB0742, was manoeuvring in the approach path of Rio de Janeiro-Galećo Airport. The Viscount came down in Rua Peēanha Póvoas, some 4 km south of the airport. The Fokker crashed near the Rua Joaquim de Queiroz.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of both pilots to maintain adequate lookout for other aircraft."

» Jornal do Brasil - 23 December 1959


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Distance from Brasķlia International Airport, DF to Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 911 km (569 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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