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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Datum:Montag 1 Juli 1963
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Varig
Kennzeichen: PP-VBV
Werknummer: 26889/15444
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 15
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Passo Fundo Airport, RS (PFB) (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brasilien
Flug nach:Passo Fundo Airport, RS (PFB/SBPF), Brasilien
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 collided with trees on high ground and crashed. Weather was bad with thick fog and 8/8 overcast ceiling.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error of judgement on the part of the pilot in attempting to fly visually in unfavourable weather conditions during twilight."



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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 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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