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Crash of a Pilatus PC-12/47E in Ubatuba

Date & Time: May 1, 2018 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft: Pilatus PC-12 (29844)">
Operator: Wheaton Brasil Vidros (40990)">
Registration:
PR-WBV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Angra dos Reis – Campo de Marte
MSN:
1129
YOM:
2009
Location: Ubatuba (27343)"> São Paulo (15960)">
Country: Brazil (13477)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Angra dos Reis to Campo de Marte, the crew reported engine problems and elected to divert to the Ubatuba Airport (runway 09/27 is 900 meters long). It is believed the crew was unable to make it and eventually decided to make an emergency landing in a field. The airplane struck several trees, lost its both wings and empennage and crashed in a wooded area located near the district of Estufa II, south of the airport. All 10 occupants were quickly rescued and the aircraft was destroyed. It is reported that the crew encountered technical problems with the engine/propeller.

Crash of a Latécoère 26.2R in Ubatuba

Date & Time: Nov 22, 1930
Type of aircraft: Latécoère 26 (29957)">
Operator: L'Aéropostale (31005)">
Registration:
F-AILZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
670
YOM:
1928
Location: Ubatuba (27343)"> São Paulo (15960)">
Country: Brazil (13477)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Pilot was performing a mail flight from South America to France. En route, he encountered unknown technical problem and attempted an emergency landing. While the aircraft was damaged beyond repair, the pilot was unhurt.
Causes:
Unknown technical problem.