Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 18 May 1951
Time:19:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SPL
C/n / msn: 17011/34274
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from Rancharia, SP (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo, SP, Brazil
Destination airport:Presidente Prudente Airport, SP (PPB/SBDN), Brazil
Narrative:
Hit high ground in bad weather.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot's imprudence in attempting to fly visual in unfavourable weather conditions and very poor visibility."

Classification:
VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:


Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
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.
languages: English Français Nederlands Deutsch Espanol

Share
Share