Cruzeiro PP-PDV – 23. December 1973

Date  23.   December 1973
Location Manaus, Brazil
C/N 120
Model  Caravelle   VIR
Airline Cruzeiro   do Sul
Registration PP-PDV
Occupants  0/6 + 0/50
Aircraft history PP-PDV c/n 120 Caravelle 6R, made its first flight   on June 25th 1962 as F-WJAK and was delivered to Pan Air Do Brasil as PP-PDV   named “Domingo Rodriguez d Carvalho” on July 19th 1962. As Pan Air   Do Brazil went bankrupt in 1965 the plane was sold to Cruzeiro do Sul by the   Brasilian Government.
Accident description The aircraft made a high and fast approach to Runway 26. The aircraft touched down 865 m behind the runway threshold, skidded off the wet runway at a speed of 85 knots and caught fire. All 56 occupants survived but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.