ASN Aircraft accident Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N PP-PDX São Luíz-Marechal Cunha Machado Airport, MA (SLZ)
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Date:Friday 1 June 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-PDX
MSN: 126
First flight: 1962-07-18 (10 years 11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Luíz-Marechal Cunha Machado Airport, MA (SLZ) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:São Luís-Tirirical Airport, MA (SLZ/SBSL), Brazil
Flightnumber: 109
A go-around was initiated from an altitude of about 90 m, while on final approach to São Luíz. The aircraft attained an extreme nose-up attitude, stalled and crashed in a right bank, 760 m to the right of the runway. Investigations revealed that the no. 1 engine wasn't developing any power when the aircraft struck the ground.

Loss of control

» Jornal do Brasil - 2 June 1973
» O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através de seus acidentes (1928-1996) / Carlos Ari César Germano da Silva, 2008


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Distance from Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA to São Luís-Tirirical Airport, MA as the crow flies is 488 km (305 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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