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Accident
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 1 julio 1963
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Varig
Registración: PP-VBV
Numéro de série: 26889/15444
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 18
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Passo Fundo Airport, RS (PFB) (   Brasil)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Passo Fundo Airport, RS (PFB/SBPF), Brasil
Descripción:
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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