Airplane Crash - Near Recife, Brazil 11/01/1961

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Recife, Brazil


Date11/01/1961
Time02:15
LocationNear Recife, Brazil
OperatorPanair do Brasil
RouteLisbon - Ilha do Sal - Recife
TypeDouglas DC-7C
RegistrationPP-PDO
Cn/In44872
Aboard45
Fatalities45
Ground0
SummaryThe flight crashed into a hill during approach. Pilot error. Improper evaluation of distance, flying a non-standard traffipattern by night and failing to observe altitude minima during the final approach.

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