Accident description
Last updated: 28 July 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 30 December 1958
Time:12:09
Type:SAAB Scandia 90A-2
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SQE
C/n / msn: 90.103
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2180-E1
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 37
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guanabara Bay, RJ (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Narrative:
The Saab took off from Rio de Janeiro and was climbing through an altitude of 50m when the no. 1 engine failed. The pilot made a 90 degree left turn and started another left turn after flying straight on for about 500m. During that turn, the aircraft stalled and crashed into the sea.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to the pilot' incorrect handling of the controls in flight."

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (246)


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