Date: January 11, 1959
Time: ?
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Operator: Lufthansa
Flight #: ?
Route: Hamburg - Rio de Janeiro
AC Type: Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation
Registration: D-ALAK
cn / ln: 4602
Aboard: 39   (passengers:29  crew:10)
Fatalities: 36   (passengers:29  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.

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