Airplane Crash - Rid De Janeiro, Brazil 12/22/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Rid de Janeiro, Brazil


Date12/22/1959
LocationRid de Janeiro, Brazil
OperatorVASP
RouteRio de Janeiro - Sao Paulo
TypeVickers Viscount 827 / Fokker AT-6
RegistrationPP-SRG
Cn/In401
Aboard33
Fatalities33
Ground10
SummaryMidair collision with a Brazilian Air Force AT-6 Harvard, shortly after takeoff. One killed in the fighter. Failure of both pilots to see and avoid each other.

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