Lufthansa

Lufthansa Sunday January 11, 1959
The 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.

Crash Details

DateSunday January 11, 1959
LocationRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Passengers29
Crew10
Fatalities36
Survivors3
Aircraft TypeLockheed 1049G Super Constellation
OperatorLufthansa
RegistrationD-ALAK
Flight OriginHamburg
Flight Destination Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lufthansa
Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation
1959