Accident description
Last updated: 28 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 1 June 1973
Time:07:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIN
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-PDX
C/n / msn: 126
First flight: 1962-07-18 (10 years 11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Luíz-Marechal Cunha Machado Airport, MA (SLZ) (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:São Luís-Tirirical Airport, MA (SLZ/SBSL), Brazil
Flightnumber: 109
Narrative:
A go-around was initiated from an altitude of about 90m, while on final approach to São Luíz. The aircraft attained an extreme nose-up attitude, stalled and crashed in a right bank, 760m to the right of the runway. Investigations revealed that the no. 1 engine wasn't developing any power when the aircraft struck the ground.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Jornal do Brasil - 2 June 1973


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Distance from Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA to São Luís-Tirirical Airport, MA as the crow flies is 488 km (305 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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