VASP plane crashes

The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur. Only events from 1970 until the airline ceased operations in 2005 are included.

  1. 13 April 1972; VASP YS11; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The aircraft had a controlled flight into high ground during an approach at night in clear weather. All four crew members and 21 passengers were killed.

  2. 23 October 1973; VASP YS11; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The aircraft had a rejected takeoff and overran the runway, settling in the waters of an adjacent bay. Eight of the 52 passengers were killed.

  3. 27 February 1975; VASP Embraer Bandeirante; São Paulo, Brazil: This aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff. Both crew members and all 13 passengers were killed.
    Bandeirante plane crashes

  4. 25 May 1982; VASP 737-200; Brasilia, Brazil: The aircraft had a hard landing in a rainstorm and broke in two. The crash killed two of the 112 passengers.
    Boeing 737 plane crashes

  5. 8 June 1982; VASP 727-200; Near Fortaleza, Brazil : The aircraft crashed into a 2500 foot (760 meter) hill during approach. There were also technical problems reported before starting the approach. All nine crew members and 126 passengers were killed.
    Boeing 727 plane crashes

  6. 28 January 1986; VASP 737-200; São Paulo, Brazil: The crew attempted to fly in bad weather and rejected the takeoff . One of the 60 passengers and none of the four crew members were killed.
    Boeing 737 plane crashes

VASP plane crashes -- Revised: 29 January 2017