Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 14 March 1970
Time:ca 17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Operator:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-BUF
C/n / msn: 556
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 40
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) off Belém/Val-de-Cães International Airport , PA (BEL) (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brazil
Destination airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Narrative:
While on base leg for Belém runway 06, the Fairchild crashed into Guajara Bay, 800m short of the runway.

Sources:
» Flight International 26.03.1970 (456)


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Distance from Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE to Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA as the crow flies is 1671 km (1044 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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Fairchild FH-227

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