Accident
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 9 junio 1973
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-327C
Operador:Varig
Registración: PP-VLJ
Numéro de série: 19106/502
Año de Construcción: 1966
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG) (   Brasil) show on map
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:São Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Airport, SP (VCP/SBKP), Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brasil
Descripción:
The Boeing 707 freighter was making an instrument approach to runway 14 with speed brake lever at 45deg. and inboard spoilers deactivated when it was noted that the spoiler switch cover was open. The captain or co-pilot then closed the spoiler switch cover and thus activating the inboard spoiler, causing the aircraft to pitch down. The Boeing descended fast from a height of 70m, struck approach lights and ditched.

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Distance from São Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Airport, SP to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 398 km (249 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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