Date & Time: Feb 25, 2011 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Embraer EMB-820 Navajo
Operator:
Registration:
PT-ELY
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Arapongas - Londrina
MSN:
820-063
YOM:
1978
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
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.