Loss of control Accident Embraer EMB-110C Bandeirante PP-SBE, Thursday 27 February 1975
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Date:Thursday 27 February 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-110C Bandeirante
Owner/operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SBE
MSN: 110021
Year of manufacture:1974
Fatalities:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,5 km NW of São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) -   Brazil
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP)
Destination airport:Bauru Airport, SP (BAU/SBBU)
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
VASP flight 640 took off from runway 34 at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, Brazil. Shortly after takeoff the no.2 engine lost power. The pilot began a left hand turn in order to return to Congonhas. The aircraft lost altitude and impacted a residential area.
The airplane operated on a domestic flight to Bauru and Araçatuba Airport, SP (ARU).

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report


Flight International 06 March 1975 (350)
Chicago Tribune (Feb 28, 1975)
O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX / Carlos Ari César Germano da Silva


  • 26th worst accident in 1975
  • 15th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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