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Crash of an Embraer EMB-121A1 Xingu II in Campinas

Date & Time: Apr 2, 2019 at 2315 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-FEG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sorocaba - Palmas
MSN:
121-057
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Sorocaba-Estadual Bertram Luiz Leupolz Airport at 2300LT on a flight to Palmas, Tocantins, carrying three passengers and a crew of two. Few minutes after takeoff, the crew encountered technical difficulties and was cleared to divert to Campinas-Viracopos Airport. On final, he realized he could not make it so he attempted an emergency landing in a prairie located about 6 km short of runway 15 threshold. The wreckage was found less than a km from the Jardim Bassoli condominium and all five occupants, slightly injured, were evacuated. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Beechcraft C90GTi King Air in Campo de Marte: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 29, 2018 at 1810 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-SZN
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Videira – Campo de Marte
MSN:
LJ-1910
YOM:
2008
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While approaching Campo de Marte Airport by night on a flight from Videira, the crew encountered technical problems with the gear and completed two low passes over the runway to confirm the problem. During a third approach, the twin engine airplane banked left then overturned and crashed inverted in a huge explosion about 100 meters to the left of the runway. Six occupants were injured while one of the pilot was killed.

Crash of an Embraer KC-390 in Gavião Peixoto

Date & Time: May 5, 2018 at 1110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-ZNF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Gavião Peixoto - Gavião Peixoto
MSN:
390-00001
YOM:
2015
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a local tests flight at Gavião Peixoto-Embraer Unidade Airport on this first prototype built in 2015 and flying under the Brazilian Air Force colour scheme. Following several circuits, the crew completed a landing on runway 20. After touchdown, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance and overran. While contacting soft ground, it lost its undercarriage and came to rest few dozen meters further. All three crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Despite the fact that the aircraft sustained significant damage, CENIPA classified the event as an "Incident" and on August 5, 2018, reported that closed the investigation with no final report being issued.

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

Date & Time: May 1, 2018 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PR-WBV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Angra dos Reis – Campo de Marte
MSN:
1129
YOM:
2009
Country:
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 Piper PA-42-720 Cheyenne III in Sorocaba: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 31, 2017 at 1442 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PP-EPB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manaus - Sorocaba
MSN:
42-8001035
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a flight from Manaus to Sorocaba, apparently transferring the airplane for maintenance purposes. On final approach, the aircraft hit trees and crashed in a wooded area located few dozen yards from the runway 18 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Comp Air CA-9 in Campo de Marte: 7 killed

Date & Time: Mar 19, 2016 at 1523 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PR-ZRA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Campo de Marte – Rio de Janeiro
MSN:
0420109T01
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Campo de Marte Airport runway 12, while in initial climb, the pilot initiated a left turn when the single engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a huge explosion into a house located in the Frei Machado Street. All seven occupants were killed. Owned by the Brazilian businessman Roger Agnelli, the aircraft was on its way to Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro. Among the victims was Roger Agnelli, his wife Andrea, his both children John and Anna Carolina, the pilot and two other friends. They were enroute to Rio to take part to the wedding of the nephew of Mr. Agnelli.

Crash of a Cessna 560XLS Citation Excel in Santos: 7 killed

Date & Time: Aug 13, 2014 at 1000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PR-AFA
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Rio de Janeiro – Santos
MSN:
560-6066
YOM:
2011
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
On approach to Santos Air Base, State of São Paulo, crew abandoned the approach and started a go around when he lost control of the aircraft that plunged into the earth and crashed in flames in a near vertical position, some 4,3 km short of runway. All seven occupants were killed, among them the Brazilian politician Eduardo Campos who was travelling to Santos as part of the presidential campaign. The candidate was accompanied by his chief of cabinet, a journalist, his chauffeur and an official photographer. This is the first fatal accident involving a Cessna 560XL Citation Excel since its arrival on the market in 1996. Built in 2011, the aircraft was a 560XLS version owned by the Grupo Andrade (AF Andrade Empreendimentos e Participaçoes). In a first statement dated three days after the accident, investigators confirmed that the Cockpit Voice Recorder was readable but the data contained concerned a preceding flight. Therefore, no data about the accident could not be recorded.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the loss of control on final approach was caused by a spatial disorientation on part of the captain who was not sufficiently trained on this type of aircraft. Losing situational awareness, the pilot adopted a wrong approach configuration with full power that led the aircraft to pitch down up to 70°. In such condition, the aircraft was uncontrollable. Overconfidence on part of the captain and negligence of the approach procedures contributed to this situation, as well as fatigue and low visibility caused by marginal weather conditions. No technical anomalies were noted on the aircraft, except the fact that the CVR was deactivated during this flight for undetermined reason.

Crash of a Comp Air CA-8 in Sorocaba: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 29, 2013 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-XLR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Sorocaba - Jundiaí
MSN:
0204CA8
YOM:
2006
Country:
Crew on board:
14
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Sorocaba Airport, bound to Jundiaí, pilot encountered technical problems and elected to return. While trying to land in a wasteland, aircraft crashed in flames in a street and was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. Both occupants were killed as a house was destroyed as well.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air C90A in Cândido Mota: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 3, 2013 at 2030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-AJV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Sao Paulo - Maringá
MSN:
LJ-1647
YOM:
2001
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
While cruising at night south of Assis, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located in Cândido Mota. All five occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 525 CJ3 in Sao Paulo

Date & Time: Nov 11, 2012 at 1727 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PR-MRG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Florianópolis - Sao Paulo
MSN:
525B-0187
YOM:
2008
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on runway 35R, aircraft did not decelerate as expected. It overrun, went down an embankment, bounced and eventually came to rest on a stony wall along a highway, broken in two. As the passenger and the copilot were slightly injured, captain was seriously injured. Aircraft was destroyed.