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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Datum:Samstag 9 Juni 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-327C
Fluggesellschaft:Varig
Kennzeichen: PP-VLJ
Werknummer: 19106/502
Baujahr: 1966
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG) (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Sćo Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Airport, SP (VCP/SBKP), Brasilien
Flug nach:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brasilien
Unfallbericht:
The Boeing 707 freighter was making an instrument approach to runway 14 with speed brake lever at 45deg. and inboard spoilers deactivated when it was noted that the spoiler switch cover was open. The captain or co-pilot then closed the spoiler switch cover and thus activating the inboard spoiler, causing the aircraft to pitch down. The Boeing descended fast from a height of 70 m, struck approach lights and ditched.



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Distance from Sćo Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Airport, SP to Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 398 km (249 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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Boeing 707

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