Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 3 May 1963
Time:19:40
Type:Convair CV-340-59
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-CDW
C/n / msn: 159
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 50
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 1 km E of São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Narrative:
The Convair had to return when the no. 2 engine caught fire. The captain feathered the prop and made a left turn. When on finals for runway 16, the Convair nosed up (45°), stalled and struck a house on the Avenida Piassanguaba.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Probable pilot error: improper procedures on unfeathering of the no. 2 prop.


Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Jornal do Brasil - May 4, 1963
» Folha de São Paulo May 5, 1963


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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ 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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