Date & Time: Dec 30, 1958 at 1209 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Rio de Janeiro – São Paulo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, while climbing to a height of 50 meters, the left engine failed. The crew completed a turn to the left, continued for about 500 meters and then made a second turn to the left when the aircraft stalled and crashed into the Guanabara Bay. All four crew members and 17 passengers were killed while 16 other occupants were rescued. The aircraft sank and was lost.
The accident was attributed to the pilot incorrect handling of the controls in flight.