Accident description
Last updated: 29 August 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 3 November 1967
Time:ca 11:30
Type:Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 214
Operator:Sadia Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-SDJ
C/n / msn: 190
First flight: 1965
Total airframe hrs:3191
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart (series unknown)
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:25 km (15.6 mls) E of Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR (CWB) (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR (CWB/SBCT), Brazil
Narrative:
The aircraft collided with a hill at 4635 feet during an IFR descent pattern for runway 15.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot error through improper procedure in instrument flight. a) Lack of a dynamic programme for aircraft accident prevention; b) Non-confirmation over Curitiba Afonso Pena NDB; c) Inaccurate position relative to Curitiba/Bacheri NDB; d) Failure to use VOR equipment; e) Failure to execute all the phases of the descent, with assumed interception of downwind leg without confirmation of position; f) Momentary radio-direction finding indication of inaccurate fix."

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» ICAO Digest 18 (Circular 96) Volume II
» El Tiempo 5 November 1967, p3


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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR as the crow flies is 330 km (206 miles).

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