ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-240-0 PP-CEZ Vitoria-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 9 May 1962
Time:22:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-CEZ
MSN: 25
First flight: 1949
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,8 km (1.1 mls) NE of Vitoria-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX/SBVT), Brazil
The Convair struck a eucalyptus tree at a height of 40 m, 1860 m short of runway 23. At that point of the approach, the aircraft should have been at 150 m agl.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Approach not carried out in accordance with company procedures; misjudged distance from runway.

» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (62-64)


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Convair CV-240

  • 566 built
  • 32nd loss
  • 17th fatal accident
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