Airplane Crash - Near Pacatuba, Brazil 06/08/1982

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Pacatuba, Brazil


Date06/08/1982
Time02:25
LocationNear Pacatuba, Brazil
OperatorVASP
Flight #168
RouteRio de Janerio - Fortaleza
TypeBoeing B-727-212A
RegistrationPP-SRK
Cn/In21347/1282
Aboard137
Fatalities137
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into a 2,500 ft. mountain (Serra da Aratanha) during an approach in heavy rain and fog. Despite two altitude alert system warnings and the co-pilot's warning of the mountains ahead, the captain continued to descend below the minimum descend altitude. Non-observance of air traffiand carrier's procedures.

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