Date & Time: Apr 8, 1963
Type of aircraft:
Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was engaged in a local training flight at Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport. During the takeoff roll, just after V1 speed, the nose gear retracted. The aircraft sank on its belly, lost its both engines number two and three and slid for several yards before coming to rest in flames. All seven crew members were slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Poor flight preparation of lack of crew coordination led the crew to retract the undercarriage prematurely while the aircraft had not yet taken off.