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Last updated: 27 September 2021
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Datum:maandag 6 maart 1961
Tijd:13:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Iberia
Registratie: EC-AIP
Constructienummer: 4552
Bouwjaar: 1954
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 36
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 46
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazilië)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spanje
Vliegveld van aankomst:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazilië
Vluchtnummer:IB991
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» Jornal do Brasil - 7 March 1961


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Madrid-Barajas Airport en São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP bedraagt 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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