Accident Vickers 701C Viscount PP-SRR, Friday 4 September 1964
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Date:Friday 4 September 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 701C Viscount
Owner/operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SRR
MSN: 66
Year of manufacture:1955
Total airframe hrs:17165 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:15 km SW of Nova Friburgo, RJ -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX/SBVT)
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Viscount took off from Vitoria at 18:45 GMT and climbed to 1800 m. At 19:33 the crew reported over Rio Bonito at 1800 m in instrument meteorological conditions. Actually, the flight was over Nova Friburgo, 43 km from Rio Bonito. The aircraft collided with the west slope of the Pico da Caledônia (2255 m) at an elevation of about 1950 m (6400 ft).
VASP Flight 141 was a scheduled service from Recife, Brazil to São Paulo, Brazil with intermediate stops at Vitória and Rio de Janeiro.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Collision with an obstacle located 35km to the right of the intended track, for reasons unknown."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16 - Volume III, Circular 82-AN/69 (68-73)
Jornal do Brasil


  • 14th worst accident in 1964
  • 17th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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