Date & Time: Jan 26, 1961 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Following a wrong approach configuration, the four engine aircraft christened 'Domingos Dias Prado' landed too far down the runway. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the airplane overran and eventually crashed into a ravine. All 59 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Wrong approach configuration on part of the flying crew who completed the approach too high above the glide and at an excessive speed, causing the aircraft to land too far down the runway. It is also reported that the crew failed to make a go around while the approach procedure was missed.