Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 14 September 1969
Time:20:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SPP
C/n / msn: 15618/27063
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Londrina Airport, PR (LDB) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Londrina Airport, PR (LDB/SBLO), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Narrative:
The DC-3 left Londrina at 18:33. Fifty minutes into the flight the left prop was feathered and the crew elected to return to Londrina. The aircraft approached runway 12 but power was applied for a go-around. The aircraft made a sharp left turn and crashed.

The airplane operated on a service from Campo Grande (CGR) to São Paulo (CGH) with an en route stop at Londrina (LDB)


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Distance from Londrina Airport, PR to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 456 km (285 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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