Crash of an Embraer EMB-820C Navajo in Londrina: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jul 31, 2016 at 2100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PT-EFQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cuiabá – Londrina
MSN:
820-030
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Owned by Mauri Viana, a local council, the twin engine aircraft was performing a flight from Cuiabá to Londrina with a crew of two and six passengers (three adults and three children). On approach to runway 13 in Londrina, the aircraft stalled and crashed onto a hangar located in the Marechal Hermes da Fonseca Street, about 5 km from runway 13 threshold. As six tanker trucks were parked in the hangar, severe explosions occurred and none of the eight occupants survived the crash. No other people on the ground were injured. An engine failure is suspected according to locals.

Crash of a Swearingen SA226TC Metro II in Cuiabá

Date & Time: Oct 11, 1996
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CP-1516
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paz - Cuiabá
MSN:
TC-292
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown at Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon Airport, the crew started the braking procedure. After few seconds, the crew deactivated the reverse thrust system when control was lost. The aircraft veered off runway to the right, lost its undercarriage and came to rest few dozen metres further. All 15 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110C Bandeirante in Tangará da Serra: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 23, 1993 at 1750 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PP-SBJ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cuiabá – Vilhena – Rondônia
MSN:
110-037
YOM:
1975
Flight number:
TAM558
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
12692
Captain / Total hours on type:
3532.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
610
Copilot / Total hours on type:
18
Aircraft flight hours:
31025
Circumstances:
About 42 minutes after takeoff from Cuiabá Airport, while cruising at 10,000 feet, the captain obtained the permission to reduce his altitude to 8,000 feet to avoid a low pressure area with thunderstorm activity and heavy rain falls. Few seconds later, the twin engine aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in an open field located in Tangará da Serra. All four passengers and both pilots were killed. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact.
Probable cause:
Poor flight preparation on part of the flying crew who did not take into consideration the probability for an enroute deterioration of the weather conditions. Investigations revealed that the loss of control was probably caused by a spatial disorientation of the pilot in command who was unable to establish his correct position due to poor visibility caused by heavy rain falls. The following factors may have contribute to the loss of control by the captain: disease, visual and hearing impairment, arteriosclerosis, obesity and heart problems.
Final Report:

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P Bandeirante in Juara: 17 killed

Date & Time: Jun 23, 1985
Operator:
Registration:
PT-GJN
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Juara - Cuiabá
MSN:
110-063
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
17
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Juara Airport, while climbing, the crew declared an emergency after the failure of the left engine. The crew was cleared to return and the rescue teams were dispatched at the airport. On final approach, during the last segment, the aircraft went out of control and struck the ground. It veered off runway and collided with an emergency vehicle (fire bombers truck) before coming to rest in flames. All 17 occupants were killed while no one on the ground was injured.
Probable cause:
A left engine faulty fuel injection nozzle caused a blow torch effect, damaging compressor turbine vane ring and causing thermal fatigue and loss of one of the turbine blades. The resulting imbalance ruptured the starting control bypass fuel return.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-9 Islander in Cuiabá: 9 killed

Date & Time: Mar 30, 1980
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-JSC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
695
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon Airport, while climbing, the twin engine airplane struck a hill and crashed few km from the airport. All nine occupants were killed.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando in Barra do Bugres: 13 killed

Date & Time: Aug 12, 1965 at 0700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-BTH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cuiabá – Porto Velho
MSN:
30571
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Captain / Total flying hours:
7857
Captain / Total hours on type:
1357.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2816
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1516
Aircraft flight hours:
27761
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon Airport at 1021 GNT, for Porto Velho with an IFR flight plan. At the outskirts of Barra do Bugres about 30 minutes after take-off, the aircraft turned back towards Cuiabá with its left engine on fire. While over Buracao, its left wing and engine broke away from the fuselage and it crashed to the ground out of control. All 13 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The cause of the accident was a structural failure. Bolts of the No. 8 cylinder, left engine, fractured. Contributing factors were defective fire detection and fire extinguishing systems.
Final Report:

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando near Cachimbo: 15 killed

Date & Time: Dec 7, 1960
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-AKF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cuiabá – Manaus
MSN:
295
YOM:
1945
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Circumstances:
En route, the right engine failed and the crew was forced to jettison some of the cargo to maintain a safe altitude. Eventually, the aircraft stalled and crashed on a hilly and wooded terrain located in the region of Cachimbo. The wreckage was found few hours later in the jungle and all 15 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
In-flight failure of the right engine for unknown reason.