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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Date:Saturday 22 December 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-2
Registration: PP-VCQ
MSN: 103
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 40
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Brasilia, DF (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG (PLU/SBBH), Brazil
Destination airport:Brasília International Airport, DF (BSB/SBBR), Brazil
The Convair struck trees 8400 m short of the runway and skidded 300 m and fell to one side.
The aircraft was on the final leg of the Rio de Janeiro-Belo Horizonte-Brasilia flight.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft descended below the prescribed altitude for undetermined reasons."

» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (149-153)


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Distance from Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG to Brasília International Airport, DF as the crow flies is 608 km (380 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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