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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Date:Sunday 7 November 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NAMC YS-11A-212
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SML
MSN: 2076
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aragarças Airport, GO (ARS) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Aragarças Airport, GO (ARS/SJVO), Brazil
The pilot steered the plane off the runway because of the presence of another plane on the runway. The aircraft stranded in soft ground and was guarded at night by two men. A candle was lit inside the plane, causing a fire. The cabin burned out, killing both guards.

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