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Crash of an Embraer EMB-820C Navajo in Londrina: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jul 31, 2016 at 2100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-EFQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cuiabá – Londrina
MSN:
820-030
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Owned by Mauri Viana, a local council, the twin engine aircraft was performing a flight from Cuiabá to Londrina with a crew of two and six passengers (three adults and three children). On approach to runway 13 in Londrina, the aircraft stalled and crashed onto a hangar located in the Marechal Hermes da Fonseca Street, about 5 km from runway 13 threshold. As six tanker trucks were parked in the hangar, severe explosions occurred and none of the eight occupants survived the crash. No other people on the ground were injured. An engine failure is suspected according to locals.

Crash of a Embraer EMB-820C Navajo in Ricaurte: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 24, 2015 at 0040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-RCN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
820-121
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew took off from a small airfield located in the suburb of Manaus at the end of the day with a load of 616 small packages containing cocaine. After entering the Venezuelan airspace without any permission, the crew was contacted twice by ATC but failed to answer. Authorities decided to send two fighters to establish a visual and radio contact with the crew but without success as, due to the low visibility caused by night and poor weather conditions, the crew of the Navajo was able to continue the flight without further problem. But three hours later, the twin engine aircraft was again localized over the State of Cojedes and the decision was made to shoot it down. Out of control, the Navajo crashed in a pasture located in the region of Ricaurte and was totally destroyed. Both pilots were killed and the load of narcotics was found. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was illegally registered YV1246 as a sticker has been affixed above the official Brazilian registration PT-RCN.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a Venezuelan fighter.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-820C Navajo near Espinosa: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 6, 2012 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-ENG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Barreiras - Guanambi
MSN:
820-066
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Aircraft was executing a geophysical survey mission in the region of Espinosa, State of Minas Gerais. In flight, pilot stated that he was facing engine trouble so he elected to make an emergency landing. Eventually, aircraft crashed in flamed in a wooded area located 60 km from Espinosa and burnt out. While both passengers were slightly injured, pilot was killed and aircraft destroyed by fire.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-820C Navajo in Arapongas

Date & Time: Feb 25, 2011 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-ELY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Arapongas - Londrina
MSN:
820-063
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Arapongas-Alberto Bertelli Airport, on a cargo flight to Londrina, crew encountered technical problems on right engine. Power was lost and despite the pilot increased the power on left engine, aircraft was not able to maintain a safe altitude. Crew realized it was not possible to return to Arapongas so he tried to make en emergency landing in a cane field located few km from airport. On touch down, aircraft slid for dozen meters before coming to rest with both engines sheared off. While both occupants were uninjured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Right engine failure shortly after take off.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-820 Navajo in Paraguay: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 22, 2004 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-EHM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
820-049
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing an illegal flight with cigarettes on board. During flight, the twin engine aircraft crashed and burned. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-820 Navajo in Teresina: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 23, 2004 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-EBU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Picos-Teresina
MSN:
820-005
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

During its descent to Teresina-Nossa Senhora de Fatima airport, the crew should perform an emergency landing due to engine problem. The aircraft hit a tree and crashed into flames. Both occupants were killed. The copilot’s Technical Rating Certificate (CHT) and Health Certificate (CCF) were expired.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-820 Navajo in Belo Horizonte: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jun 11, 2003 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-EHH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
820-044
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
After takeoff, aircraft suffered an oil pressure indicator malfunction and crew decided to return to the airport on a single engine condition. On final approach, the aircraft was too high and too fast, so the pilot decided to lose altitude on making a 360° turn. Shortly later, the plane crashed one mile short of runway.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-820 Navajo in Jequié: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 11, 2001 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-EFA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Salvador-Jequié
MSN:
820-025
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of an Embraer EMB-820 Navajo in Guanambi: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 20, 1998 at 1442 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-ENP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Salvador-Guanambi
MSN:
820-075
YOM:
1978
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of an Embraer EMB-820 Navajo in Jacobina: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jun 5, 1997 at 1245 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-ENI
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jacobina-Salvador
MSN:
820-068
YOM:
1978
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4