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Last updated: 26 February 2020
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Date:Saturday 30 August 1969
Time:23:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Instituto Brasileiro de Reforma Agraria
Registration: PP-FMX
C/n / msn: 23-090
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Narrative:
Crashed in sea at the end of a Miami-Rio de Janeiro flight.

Sources:
» Jornal do Brasil, 3 Sept. 1969 (p.13)


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 6690 km (4181 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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Learjet 23

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