Date & Time: Nov 8, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Junkers JU.52
Operator:
Registration:
PP-SPF
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Rio de Janeiro - Sao Paulo
MSN:
5689
YOM:
1937
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
14
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
18
Circumstances:
Shortly after its departure from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, while climbing in clouds to an altitude of some 1,500 feet, the three engine aircraft christened 'Cidade de Santos' collided with a De Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly. Registered LV-KAB, it was owned by the Shell-Mex Company of Argentina and the pilot, sole aboard, was starting the approach. After the collision, both aircraft crashed into the Botafogo Bay, killing all 19 occupants.
Causes:
Both crews did not see each other due to the poor visibility caused by the presence of clouds at low altitude.