Varig PP-VJD – 27. September 1961

Date  27.   September 1961
Location Brasilia, Brazil
C/N 15
Model  Caravelle   III
Airline Varig
Registration PP-VJD
Occupants  0/9 + 0/62
Aircraft history PP-VJD c/n 15 made its first flight on November 26th   1959 and was delivered to Varig on December 7th 1959. In 1961 the airliner was converted to series III   standards.
Accident description The Caravelle touched down too early and skidded off the runway. The 2 year old plane caught fire and burned out. All 62 passengers and 9 crew members survived the accident.