Date: August 27, 1943
Time: 0900
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Operator: VASP
Flight #: ?
Route: Sao Paulo - Rio de Janeiro
AC Type: Junkers JU-52/3m
Registration: PP-SPD
cn / ln: 5459
Aboard: 21   (passengers:18  crew:3)
Fatalities: 18   (passengers:18  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Struck a Naval Academy building while attemptin to take off in heavy fog. The plane then broke in two and fell into the harbor. The plane was named "City of Rio de Janiero."

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