Date: November 01, 1961
Time: 0215
Location: Near Recife, Brazil
Operator: Panair do Brasil
Flight #: ?
Route: Lisbon - Ilha do Sal - Recife
AC Type: Douglas DC-7C
Registration: PP-PDO
cn / ln: 44872
Aboard: 88   (passengers:79  crew:9)
Fatalities: 45   (passengers:38  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: The flight crashed into a hill during approach. Pilot error. Improper evaluation of distance, flying a non-standard traffic pattern by night and failing to observe altitude minima during the final approach.

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