Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 22 December 1962
Time:01:00
Type:Convair CV-240-2
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-VCQ
C/n / msn: 103
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 40
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Brasilia, DF (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG (PLU/SBBH), Brazil
Destination airport:Brasília International Airport, DF (BSB/SBBR), Brazil
Narrative:
The Convair struck trees 8400m short of the runway and skidded 300m and fell to one side.
The aircraft was on the final leg of the Rio de Janeiro-Belo Horizonte-Brasilia flight.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft descended below the prescribed altitude for undetermined reasons."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (149-153)


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Distance from Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG to Brasília International Airport, DF as the crow flies is 608 km (380 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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