Date: December 22, 1959
Time: 1340
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Operator: VASP
Flight #: 233
Route: Rio de Janeiro - Sao Paulo
AC Type: Vickers Viscount 827 / Fokker T-21
Registration: PP-SRG / 0742
cn / ln: 401
Aboard: 32   (passengers:26  crew:6)
Fatalities: 32   (passengers:26  crew:6)
Ground: 10
Summary: A midair collision took place between a Vickers Viscount and a Brazilian Air Force Fokker T-21 trainer, as the Viscount made an approach to land. The pilot of the trainer parachuted to safety. All 32 aboard the Viscount were killed when it crashed into several houses in the district of Ramos. Failure of both pilots to see and avoid each other. Apparently, the pilot of the trainer aircraft was not supposed to cross the approach path of the Viscount.

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