Narrative:The Viscount took off from Vitoria at 18:45 GMT and climbed to 1800 m. At 19:33 the crew reported over Rio Bonito at 1800 m in instrument meteorological conditions. Actually, the flight was over Nova Friburgo, 43 km from Rio Bonito. The aircraft collided with the west slope of the Pico da Caledônia (2255 m) at an elevation of about 1950 m (6400 ft).
|Date:||Friday 4 September 1964|
Vickers 701C Viscount
|Operator:||VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo|
|C/n / msn:|| 66|
|First flight:|| 1955|
|Total airframe hrs:||17165|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34|
|Total:||Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||15 km (9.4 mls) SW of Nova Friburgo, RJ ( Brazil)
|Crash site elevation:|| 1950 m (6398 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX/SBVT), Brazil|
|Destination airport:||Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil|
VASP Flight 141 was a scheduled service from Recife, Brazil to São Paulo, Brazil with intermediate stops at Vitória and Rio de Janeiro.
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "Collision with an obstacle located 35km to the right of the intended track, for reasons unknown."
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16 - Volume III, Circular 82-AN/69 (68-73)
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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.