Narrative:The Convair struck a eucalyptus tree at a height of 40 m, 1860 m short of runway 23. At that point of the approach, the aircraft should have been at 150 m agl.
|Date:||Wednesday 9 May 1962|
|Operator:||Cruzeiro do Sul|
|C/n / msn:|| 25|
|First flight:|| 1949|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 22|
|Total:||Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 25 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||1,8 km (1.1 mls) NE of Vitoria-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX) ( Brazil)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil|
|Destination airport:||Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX/SBVT), Brazil|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Approach not carried out in accordance with company procedures; misjudged distance from runway.
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (62-64)
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.