Airplane Crash - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 01/11/1959

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


Date01/11/1959
LocationRio de Janeiro, Brazil
OperatorLufthansa
RouteHamburg - Rio de Janeiro
TypeLockheed 1049G Super Constellation
RegistrationD-ALAK
Cn/In4602
Aboard39
Fatalities36
Ground0
SummaryThe plane descended over Guanabara Bay in rain, struck the water with the nosewheel and crashed on Flecheiras Beach, short of the runway. Descent below minima for reasons unknown. Crew fatigue possible.

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