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Date:Saturday 14 March 1970
Time:ca 17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Operator:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-BUF
MSN: 556
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 40
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) off Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA (BEL) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brazil
Destination airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
While on base leg for Belém runway 06, the Fairchild crashed into Guajara Bay, 800 m short of the runway.

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Distance from Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE to Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 1671 km (1044 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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