Date & Time: May 14, 2004 at 1837 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PT-WRO
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sao Paulo de Olivença - Tabatinga - Tefé - Manaus
MSN:
120-070
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
RLE4815
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
30
Pax fatalities:
30
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
33
Circumstances:
On final approach, the twin engine airplane disappeared from radar screens after it crashed in a jungle, near the Rio Negro River, about 15 km from airport. In dark, rescue teams and army corps took more than 6 hours to find the debris and no survivor was found on the crash site. The operator said that the airplane exploded in mid-air a few second before it crashed. For unknown reasons, the aircraft was approaching Manaus at too low altitude.