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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Monday 15 August 1960
Type:SAAB Scandia 90A-2
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SQS
MSN: 90.113
First flight: 1954
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2180-E1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Paulo-Viracopos Airport, SP (VCP) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:São Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Airport, SP (VCP/SBKP), Brazil
Destination airport:Uberlândia Airport, MG (UDI/SBUL), Brazil
A fire occurred in the forward baggage compartment while the aircraft was on a flight from Sao Paulo to Uberlandia. The fire extinguisher was not used because the pilot thought that the fumes would invade the flight deck reducing the already poor visibility. An emergency landing was carried out on Sao Paulo-Viracopos runway 10, but the plane overran onto an area where the runway was being reconstructed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Fire in the front luggage compartment. 2) Pilot misjudged distance. 3) Brakes and reverse thrust used too late. 4) Inadequate runway surface."

Cargo fire/smoke
Inflight fire
Forced landing on runway


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Distance from São Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Airport, SP to Uberlândia Airport, MG as the crow flies is 471 km (294 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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