Varig Flight 837

Varig Flight 837Sunday March 5, 1967
Crashed on short of the runway during approach. Crew error. The failure of the pilot to arrest the fast descent at a low altitude upon which he had erroneously decided after coming in too high.

Crash Details

DateSunday March 5, 1967
LocationMonrovia, Liberia
Passengers71
Crew19
Fatalities51
Survivors39
Aircraft TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-33
OperatorVarig
RegistrationPP-PEA
Flight OriginRome
Flight Destination Monrovia
Monrovia, Liberia
Varig
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-33
1967