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Accident description
Last updated: 31 May 2016
Date:Monday 16 June 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440-59
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-CEP
C/n / msn: 493
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Curitiba Airport, PR (CWB) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC (FLN/SBFL), Brazil
Destination airport:Curitiba Airport, PR (CWB/SBCT), Brazil
The Convair was positioning for a runway 33 approach when it was caught in downdrafts. The aircraft descended and struck the ground.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to downdrafts."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (161)
» WCAA 2nd ed. / C.Y. Kimura


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Distance from Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC to Curitiba Airport, PR as the crow flies is 245 km (153 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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