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Crash of an Embraer ERJ-190 in Quito

Accident description

  • Sep 16, 2011 at 1911 LT
  • HC-CEZ
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Scheduled Revenue Flight
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Loja - Quito - Cuenca - Quito
  • 190-00027
  • 2006
  • EQ148
  • Quito, Pichincha
  • Ecuador
  • South America
  • 6
  • 0
  • 97
  • 0
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  • 0
  • 6160
  • 1879
  • 4891
  • 2807
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  • 13285
  • After touch down on runway 35 in poor weather conditions, aircraft did not stop as expected, overrun runway, collided with a brick wall and came to rest. Four passengers were slightly injured while the aircraft named Ciudad de Cuenca was damaged beyond repair. It seems that crew landed long, reducing the runway length and braking distance available. Runway was wet at the time of the accident.
  • The Board of Inquiry estimated that the probable cause of this accident was the crew's decision to continue the approach and landing without carrying out the procedures (ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES) established by EMBRAER in the Quick Reference Handbook for when malfunctions occur in the slat/flap system, resulting in a landing too far down the runway. Due to wrong approach configuration, aircraft landed long at an excessive speed and crew did not activate all braking systems immediately after touch down. In these conditions, aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining runway.