Accident description
Last updated: 21 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 16 June 1958
Time:17:45
Type: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) show on map
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
Narrative:
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."

Sources:
» 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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