Date & Time: Sep 8, 1951 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
São Paulo – Rio de Janeiro
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, while in initial climb, the pilot-in-command encountered problems and lost control of the aircraft that crashed onto several houses located in the Jabaquara neighborhood. On ground, someone decided to light candles in order to get more light when the fuel that flowed to the ground ignited. Few explosions occurred, killing all ten occupants inside the aircraft and six people on the ground.
It is believed that the loss of control was caused by a disorientation on part of the pilot-in-command after several instruments failed after liftoff.