- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: October 23, 1973
Time: ?
Location: Guanabara Bay, Brazil
Operator: VASP
Flight #: ?
Route: Rio de Janeiro - Belo Horizonte
AC Type: NAMC YS-11A-211
Registration: PP-SMJ
cn / ln: 2068
Aboard: 65   (passengers:60  crew:5)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:8  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The takeoff from Santos Dumont airport was aborted after a loss of power occurred before the V1 speed was reached. Due to poor braking action, emergency brakes were applied. The pilot-in-command retracted the landing gear after it was apparent an overrun was imminent. The aircraft slid into Guanabara Bay.
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