Descripción:A Vickers 827 Viscount passenger plane was destroyed in an accident following a mid-air collision with a military training aircraft. All 26 passengers and six crew members aboard the Viscount were killed in the accident. Ten people on the ground were killed when the Viscount crashed in a residential area. The pilot of the Fokker S.11 trainer parachuted to safety.
|Fecha:||martes 22 diciembre 1959|
|Tipo:||Vickers 827 Viscount|
|Operador:||VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo|
|Numéro de série:|| 401|
|Año de Construcción:|| 1959|
|Tripulación:||Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6|
|Pasajeros:||Fatalidades: 26 / Ocupantes: 26|
|Total:||Fatalidades: 32 / Ocupantes: 32 |
|Víctimas en Tierra:||Fatalidades: 10|
|Daños en la Aeronave:|| Destruido|
|Consecuencias:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Ubicación:||4 km (2.5 milles) S of Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG) ( Brasil)
|Fase:|| Aproximación (APR)|
|Naturaleza:||Vuelo Doméstico Programado|
|Aeropuerto de Salida:||Brasília International Airport, DF (BSB/SBBR), Brasil|
|Aeropuerto de Llegada:||Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brasil|
|Número de Vuelo:|| 233|
The accident happened when the Força Aérea Brasileira Fokker T-21 (S.11), FAB0742, was manoeuvring in the approach path of Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport. The Viscount came down in Rua Peçanha Póvoas, some 4 km south of the airport. The Fokker crashed near the Rua Joaquim de Queiroz.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of both pilots to maintain adequate lookout for other aircraft."
» Jornal do Brasil - 23 December 1959
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Brasília International Airport, DF to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 911 km (569 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.