- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 09, 1973
Time: ?
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Operator: Varig
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Boeing 707-327C
Registration: PP-VLJ
cn / ln: 19106/502
Aboard: 4   (passengers:0  crew:4)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The cargo plane was making an instrument approach to Runway 14 with the speed brake lever at 45 degrees and inboard spoilers deactivated when it was noted that the spoiler switch cover was open. The captain or copilot then closed the spoiler switch cover and activated the inboard spoiler causing the aircraft to pitch down. The plane descended from a height of about 70 meters and struck approach lights.
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