Narrative:The DC-3 collided with trees on high ground and crashed. Weather was bad with thick fog and 8/8 overcast ceiling.
|Date:||Monday 1 July 1963|
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 15444/26889|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 15|
|Total:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 18 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Passo Fundo, RS (Brazil)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brazil|
|Destination airport:||Passo Fundo Airport, RS (PFB/SBPF), Brazil|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error of judgement on the part of the pilot in attempting to fly visually in unfavourable weather conditions during twilight."
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 Porto Alegre Airport, RS to Passo Fundo Airport, RS as the crow flies is 224 km (140 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.