ASN Aircraft accident SAAB Scandia 90A-1 PP-SQV São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 23 September 1959
Type:SAAB Scandia 90A-1
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SQV
MSN: 90.106
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2180-E1
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4,5 km (2.8 mls) S of São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
The Saab plane didn't gain enough height after takeoff from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport and crashed into the Vila Clara residential area of São Paulo.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident could not be determined."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 62-AN/57 (181)
» The Deseret News - Sep 24, 1959
» Folha da Manhã - Sep 24, 1959


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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).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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