Date & Time: Jun 24, 1960 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Belo Horizonte – Rio de Janeiro
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On approach to Galeão Airport in Rio, weather conditions worsened and the crew was instructed by ATC to follow a holding pattern. Heavy rain falls and foggy conditions prevailed at this time. Few minutes later, the crew attempted a second approach to Galeão Airport when the airplane went out of control and crashed into the Guanabara Bay. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact and all 54 occupants were killed. Up to date, this was the worst air tragedy in Brazil.
Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the accident.