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Last updated: 26 May 2016
Date:Monday 22 June 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A1C
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SND
C/n / msn: 21188/444
First flight: 1975-12-22 (16 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) from Cruzeiro do Sul, AC (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Rio Branco-Pres. Medici Airport, AC (RBR/SBRB), Brazil
Destination airport:Cruzeiro do Sul-Campo Internacional Airport, AC (CZS/SBCZ), Brazil
During the descent to Cruzeiro do Sul, the crew's attention was distracted by the cargo compartment warning system, which began to activate intermittently. The aircraft crashed in the jungle while performing a Delta 1 arrival to runway 10.

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Distance from Rio Branco-Pres. Medici Airport, AC to Cruzeiro do Sul-Campo Internacional Airport, AC as the crow flies is 590 km (369 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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