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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Monday 12 November 1990
Time:09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-115 Buffalo (DHC-5)
Operator:Forēa Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2350
C/n / msn: 15
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG) (   Brazil)
Crash site elevation: 9 m (30 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazil
Destination airport:Sćo Paulo-Campo de Marte Airport, SP (SBMT), Brazil
Narrative:
A de Havilland Canada C-115 Buffalo transport aircraft was destroyed in a takeoff accident at Rio de Janeiro-Galećo (GIG), Brazil. There were ten persons on board. One of them survived the accident.
The Buffalo operated on a flight from Rio de Janeiro-Galećo (GIG) to Brasķlia with en route stops at Sćo Paulo-Campo de Marte Airport and Anapolis (APS).
Immediately after takeoff from runway 15, the airplane banked right and impacted the ground.

Classification:
Loss of control (presumed)

Sources:
» Scramble Vol.12, nr.07
» Jornal do Brasil - 13 November 1990


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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ to Sćo Paulo-Campo de Marte Airport, SP as the crow flies is 354 km (221 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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