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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Manaus

Date & Time: Sep 16, 2019 at 1226 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-MHC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Manaus - Maués
MSN:
208B-0543
YOM:
1996
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Manaus-Eduardo Gomes Airport in rainy conditions, the single engine airplane lost height and crashed in a wooded area located near the airfield. All 10 occupants were evacuated to local hospital and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Manaus

Date & Time: May 22, 2018 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-FLW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Manaus - Manaus
MSN:
208B-0451
YOM:
1995
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a positioning flight from Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport. On final approach to runway 11, the single engine aircraft crashed in a wasteland and came to rest in flammes about 350 meters from the runway threshold. The pilot was rescued and the aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Learjet 25C in Campinas: 7 killed

Date & Time: Sep 26, 1976 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-IBR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manaus – São Paulo
MSN:
25-072
YOM:
1972
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Manaus-Eduardo Gomes Airport in the afternoon on a flight to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport. En route, the crew was informed about the deterioration of weather conditions at destination and was vectored to Campinas-Viracopos Airport. On final approach by night, the crew failed to realize his altitude was too low when the airplane struck trees and crashed in an eucalyptus plantation located 2 km short of runway 14. The wreckage was found at 0700LT the following day. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all seven occupants were killed, among them five top managers from the Brazilian Mercedes Benz Branch.
Crew:
Jorge Casara, pilot,
Hugo Fernandes Rosa, copilot.
Passengers:
Friedrich Karl Binder,
Wilhelm Künkele,
Karl-Heinz Eisenmenger,
Willy Weltzer,
Helmut Surkemper.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-90-DL near Carauari: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 11, 1976
Operator:
Registration:
PP-AJC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Carauari - Manaus
MSN:
20402
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Few minutes after his departure from Carauari Airport, the crew encountered technical problems with the engine and decided to attempt an emergency landing. The airplane crash landed near the Rio Juruá and came to rest. Three passengers were killed while 14 other occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for undetermined reasons.

Crash of a Douglas DC-7C in Belém

Date & Time: Oct 14, 1961
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-PDL
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Manaus – Belém
MSN:
45122
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
An hour after his departure from Manaus-Ponta Pelada Airport, the captain informed ATC that the primary hydraulic system failed. He was able to continue the flight and to complete a normal landing at Belém-Val de Cans Airport. After touchdown, when the reverse thrust systems were applied, the crew lost control of the airplane that veered off runway to the right. While contacting soft ground, the undercarriage were sheared off and the airplane came to rest into a ravine. There were no injuries among the occupants but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The primary hydraulic system failed in flight, causing a major hydraulic leak. Upon landing, the reverse thrust and braking systems were partially inoperative.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando near Cachimbo: 15 killed

Date & Time: Dec 7, 1960
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-AKF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cuiabá – Manaus
MSN:
295
YOM:
1945
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Circumstances:
En route, the right engine failed and the crew was forced to jettison some of the cargo to maintain a safe altitude. Eventually, the aircraft stalled and crashed on a hilly and wooded terrain located in the region of Cachimbo. The wreckage was found few hours later in the jungle and all 15 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
In-flight failure of the right engine for unknown reason.

Crash of a Douglas DC-4 in Belém: 10 killed

Date & Time: Aug 11, 1958 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-LEQ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Manaus – Belém
MSN:
10544
YOM:
1945
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
When transmitting its position to SBBE (Belém-Val-de-Cans) tower, over "Piranha" reporting point, the aircraft reported it was descending on "night time visual". Failing to obtain subsequent contact with the aircraft, the tower asked a Catalina aircraft, flying over SBBE at the time, to proceed to the above mentioned reporting point in order to check what had gone wrong. The accident was then discovered. Six crew members and four passengers were killed and one passenger was seriously injured. It appears the aircraft crashed in the Maraso Bay off the Carnapijo Island.
Probable cause:
In spite of every effort by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Commission, it proved impossible to establish the cause of the accident.