Accident description
Last updated: 3 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 24 June 1960
Time:18:30
Type:Convair CV-340-62
Operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-YRB
C/n / msn: 191
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 49 / Occupants: 49
Total:Fatalities: 54 / Occupants: 54
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guanabara Bay, RJ (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG (PLU/SBBH), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazil
Narrative:
Approaching Rio de Janeiro in IMC, the flight was cleared for the Quebec approach procedure. Clearance to descent was received after contacting Rio Approach Control when over Ilha dos Ferros. The crew initiated a procedure turn for a 036deg heading and before reaching the position in which it was to have turned to 216deg, it unexpectedly crashed into the sea on a 350deg heading.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Not determined.


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Distance from Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG to Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 336 km (210 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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