Date & Time: Nov 8, 1940 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly
Landing (descent or approach)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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 São Paulo with 18 people on board. Following the collision, both aircraft entered a dive and crashed into the Botafogo Bay, killing all 19 occupants.
Both crews failed to see and avoid each other due to the poor visibility caused by the presence of clouds at low altitude.