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Crash of a Cessna 208A Caravan I near Manaus: 1 killed

Accident description

  • Oct 17, 2017 at 1050 LT
  • PR-MPE
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
  • Yes
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • 208A-0510
  • 2009
  • Manaus, Amazonas
  • Brazil
  • South America
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • The single engine aircraft was engaged in a local survey flight on behalf of Greenpeace Brazil. Upon landing on the Rio Negro area located in the Anavilhanas National Park, the airplane struck the water surface and crashed upside down before coming to rest partially submerged. The pilot and three passengers were rescued while a fourth passenger was killed. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Did the pilot raise the gear prior to landing ?