ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-188A Electra PP-VJP Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA) 
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Date:Thursday 5 February 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-VJP
C/n / msn: 1049
First flight: 1959-03-25 (10 years 11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:So Paulo (unknown airport), SP, Brazil
Destination airport:Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brazil
Narrative:
The right main landing gear collapsed when landing short of the runway; damaged beyond repair.

Classification:
Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

Sources:
» Correio da Manha, 6 Feb 1970 p.8


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.

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