Date & Time: Aug 16, 1969 at 0600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Rockwell Aero Commander 680
Rio de Janeiro – Belo Horizonte
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine aircraft departed Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport at 0450LT on a cargo flight to Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, carrying a crew of two, one loadmaster and a load of newspapers. While cruising by night, the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located 20 km from Itabira, east of Belo Horizonte. The aircraft was destroyed on impact and all three occupants were killed.