Date: June 08, 1982
Time: 02:25
Location: Near Pacatuba, Brazil
Operator: VASP
Flight #: 168
Route: Rio de Janerio - Fortaleza
AC Type: Boeing B-727-212A
Registration: PP-SRK
cn / ln: 21347/1282
Aboard: 137   (passengers:128  crew:9)
Fatalities: 137   (passengers:128  crew:9)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into a 2,500 ft. mountain (Serra da Aratanha) during an approach in heavy rain and fog. Despite two altitude alert system warnings and the co-pilot's warning of the mountains ahead, the captain continued to descend below the minimum descend altitude. Non-observance of air traffic and carrier's procedures.

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