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Datum:Mittwoch 12 April 1972
Zeit:21:26
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NAMC YS-11A-211
Fluggesellschaft:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Kennzeichen: PP-SMI
Werknummer: 2059
Baujahr: 1968
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 25 / Insassen: 25
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:50 km (31.3 Meilen) N of Rio de Janeiro, RJ (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brasilien
Flug nach:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brasilien
Unfallbericht:
A NAMC YS-11, registered PP-SMI, was destroyed when it flew into the side of a mountain while descending for Rio de Janeiro. All 25 on board were killed in the accident. During descent in IMC, the crew tuned the ADF instruments to the wrong NDB station. The crew reported over the AF NDB at FL50 and flew into the side of a mountain two minutes later.

Informationsquelle:
» Schenectady Gazette - Apr 14, 1972


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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 364 km (228 miles).
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