Date & Time: Jul 28, 2002 at 1630 LT
Fernandópolis - Fernandópolis
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The twin engine aircraft departed Fernandópolis Airport in the afternoon on a panoramic flight over the city with five passengers and one pilot on board. At this time, the visibility was poor due to fog down to 40 metres above the ground. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot lost control of the airplane that crashed, bursting into flames. A passenger was killed while five other occupants were injured, two seriously. The aircraft was destroyed.
It was determined that the pilot was not qualified to pilot such type of aircraft. Investigations revealed he did not have any licence nor medical documents to prove he was able to conduct such flight with such aircraft. A poor flight planning and a poor evaluation of the weather conditions were considered as contributing factors.