Airplane Crash - Guanabara Bay, Brazil 10/23/1973

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Guanabara Bay, Brazil


Date10/23/1973
LocationGuanabara Bay, Brazil
OperatorVASP
RouteRio de Janeiro - Belo Horizonte
TypeNAMC YS-11A-211
RegistrationPP-SMJ
Cn/In2068
Aboard65
Fatalities8
Ground0
SummaryThe takeoff from Santos Dumont airport was aborted after a loss of power occurred before the V1 speed was reached. Due to poor braking action, emergency brakes were applied. The pilot-in-command retracted the landing gear after it was apparent an overrun was imminent. The aircraft slid into Guanabara Bay.

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