Panair do Brasil

Panair do Brasil Wednesday November 1, 1961
The flight crashed into a hill during approach. Pilot error. Improper evaluation of distance, flying a non-standard traffic pattern by night and failing to observe altitude minima during the final approach.

Crash Details

DateWednesday November 1, 1961
LocationNear Recife, Brazil
Passengers79
Crew9
Fatalities45
Survivors43
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-7C
OperatorPanair do Brasil
RegistrationPP-PDO
Flight OriginLisbon
Flight Destination Ilha do Sal
Near Recife, Brazil
Panair do Brasil
Douglas DC-7C
1961