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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:Monday 31 October 1966
Time:20:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 701 Viscount
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SRM
C/n / msn: 19
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG (PLU/SBBH), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Flightnumber:237
Narrative:
VASP flight 237 suffered a runway excursion after landing on a wet runway at Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, Brazil.
The aircraft came to rest on the rocks of a breakwater, with the nose almost touching the water of Guanabara Bay.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Correio do Manhã, 1 Nov. 1966 (p.1)


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Distance from Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 349 km (218 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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