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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 6 marzo 1961
Hora:13:37
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
Operador:Iberia
Registración: EC-AIP
Numéro de série: 4552
Año de Construcción: 1954
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 36
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 46
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brasil)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 802 m (2631 feet) amsl
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), España
Aeropuerto de Llegada:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brasil
Número de Vuelo:IB991
Descripción:
The Super Constellation, named "Santa Clara", carried out an instrument approach to São Paulo's runway 16 with flaps and gear extended when it lost altitude due to a downward gust. The plane crashed and caught fire short of the runway.
Iberia flight 991 was a scheduled service from Madrid, Spain to Buenos Aires, Argentina via São Paulo, Brazil.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot misjudged distance and failed to compensate for wind conditions during the approach."

Fuentes:
» Jornal do Brasil - 7 March 1961


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 8349 km (5218 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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