Accident
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:
Datum:vrijdag 6 september 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Panair do Brasil
Registratie: PP-PDU
Constructienummer: 118
Bouwjaar: 1962
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 533R
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Gamela, PE (   BraziliŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Salvador-Dois de Julho Airport, BA (SSA/SBSV), BraziliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), BraziliŽ
Beschrijving:
The Caravelle was operating on a flight from Salvador to Recife and was cruising at 8700m in VMC.
The flight contacted Recife Control over Maceio and received clearance to descend to 6150m. Recife Approached later cleared the aircraft for 900m and informed the crew about another aircraft descending from 900 to 600m on the same direction in IMC. When descending through 1800m the crew were surprised by the lights of another aircraft. To avoid possible collision the Caravelle was brusquely manouevred upwards. Landing at Recife-Guarapes at 22:09 was normal. After returning to Rio de Janeiro-Galeao, the aircraft was thoroughly inspected by Panair maintenance. It appeared the plane had suffered serious damage to the structure, rendering the aircraft damaged beyond repair.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "Rapid evasive manoeuvre judged necessary to avoid collision overloaded the aircraft's structure."

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Salvador-Dois de Julho Airport, BA en Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE bedraagt 647 km (404 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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