Accident Junkers Ju-52/3mg3e PP-SPF, Friday 8 November 1940
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Date:Friday 8 November 1940
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Junkers Ju-52/3mg3e
Owner/operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SPF
MSN: 5689
Fatalities:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, RJ -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ)
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP)
Narrative:
A Junkers Ju-52/3mg3e passenger plane, named "Cidade de Santos", had taken off from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) when it collided in mid-air with a de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly registered LV-KAB of Shell-Mex. Both aircraft crashed and all on board perished.

Sources:

Folha da Manhã, 9-11-1940
O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX / Carlos Ari César Germano da Silva

Statistics

  • 7th worst accident in 1940
  • 10th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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