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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2016
Date:Thursday 27 February 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110C Bandeirante
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SBE
C/n / msn: 110021
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:Bauru Airport, SP (BAU/SBBU), Brazil
Flightnumber: 640
Crashed shortly after takeoff. The airplane operated on a domestic flight to Bauru and Araçatuba Airport, SP (ARU).

» Flight International 06.03.1975 (350)
» Chicago Tribune (Feb 28, 1975)


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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Bauru Airport, SP as the crow flies is 283 km (177 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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