Date & Time: Nov 8, 1940
Operator:
Registration:
LV-KAB
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
MSN:
7563
YOM:
1937
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was approaching Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport when it collided at a height of 1,500 feet with a Junkers JU.52 of VASP. Registered PP-SPF, the three engine aircraft was en route to Sao Paulo with 18 people on board. After the collision, both aircraft crashed into the Botafogo Bay, killing all 19 occupants.
Probable cause:
Both crews did not see each other due to the poor visibility caused by the presence of clouds at low altitude.