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Last updated: 9 October 2015
Fecha:miércoles 12 abril 1972
Tipo:NAMC YS-11A-211
Operador:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registración: PP-SMI
Numéro de série: 2059
Año de Construcción: 1968
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Total:Fatalidades: 25 / Ocupantes: 25
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:50 km (31.3 milles) N of Rio de Janeiro, RJ (   Brasil)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brasil
A NAMC YS-11, registered PP-SMI, was destroyed when it flew into the side of a mountain while descending for Rio de Janeiro. All 25 on board were killed in the accident. During descent in IMC, the crew tuned the ADF instruments to the wrong NDB station. The crew reported over the AF NDB at FL50 and flew into the side of a mountain two minutes later.

» Schenectady Gazette - Apr 14, 1972


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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 364 km (228 miles).

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