Crash of a Beechcraft C90B King Air in Ipumirim: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 15, 2018 at 1215 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PR-RFB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Florianópolis – Chapecó
MSN:
LJ-1546
YOM:
1999
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
En route from Florianópolis to Chapecó, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded area located in Ipumirim, some 50 km east of Chapecó Airport. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and the pilot, sole occupant, was killed.

Crash of a Socata TBM-900 off Campeche Island: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 1, 2016 at 0518 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-LIG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Florianópolis – Ji-Paraná
MSN:
1071
YOM:
2015
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Two minutes after takeoff from Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz Airport, while climbing by night, the single engine aircraft went out of control and crashed into the sea off Campeche Island, about 7 km east of the airfield. Some debris were spotted at sunrise and both occupants seems to have been 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.

Crash of an Embraer C-95A Bandeirante in Curitiba: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 26, 2002 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
2292
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
São Paulo – Florianópolis – Porto Alegre
MSN:
110-174
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Campo de Marte AFB near São Paulo on a flight to Porto Alegre with an intermediate stop in Florianópolis, carrying 13 passengers and three crew members. En route to Florianópolis, while in cruising altitude, the crew encountered technical problems, declared an emergency and was cleared to divert to Curitiba-Afonso Pena Airport. On final approach to runway 33, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a grassy area located 3,600 metres short of runway. Two passengers and one pilot were killed while 13 other occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure caused by a fuel exhaustion. It was determined that the crew did not prepare the flight according to procedures and took off with an insufficient fuel quantity on board.

Crash of a Boeing 727-27C near Florianópolis: 55 killed

Date & Time: Apr 12, 1980 at 2038 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-TYS
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Fortaleza - Sao Paulo - Florianópolis - Porto Alegre
MSN:
19111
YOM:
1966
Flight number:
TR303
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
50
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
55
Circumstances:
On approach to Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with thunderstorm activity and heavy rain falls. The approach was abandoned and the captain initiated a go-around. Few minutes later, while completing a second attempt to land, the crew failed to realize that the airplane was not properly aligned. At a higher speed than prescribed, the airplane struck the top of a hill and crashed in flames about 26 km from the airport. Three passengers were rescued while 55 other occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, the airplane was approaching the airport below the glideslope and off course. It appears that an inspector pilot was at control at the time of the accident.
Probable cause:
The crew misjudged distance, speed and altitude during an approach completed in marginal weather conditions. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Lack of flight supervision,
- Lack of crew coordination,
- Improper use of engines,
- The pilot-in-command failed to initiate a second go-around,
- Lack of visibility due to poor weather conditions.

Crash of a Grumman M-16 in Florianópolis: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 13, 1979 at 0830 LT
Operator:
Registration:
6540
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Florianópolis - Florianópolis
MSN:
G-48
YOM:
1951
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The seaplane departed Florianópolis at 0730LT on a rescue and assistance mission to the crew of another aircraft who was in difficulties over the Santa Catarina Island. About an hour later, while returning to its base, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain and crashed in flames in Costeira do Pirajubaé, about 5 km north of Florianópolis Airport. The captain was seriously injured while five other crew members were killed.
Crew:
Cpt Alcione Eliodoro Viana,
Lt Roberto Bernardino Navarro,
Lt Jean Clovis Fagundes Jucenwiski,
2nd Lt Benedito Antonio Gualdetti,
Sgt Jose Carlos dos Santos Pinto,
Sgt Gilberto Ombruschi.

Crash of a Grumman M-16 Albatross in Itacajá

Date & Time: Jan 17, 1979 at 0755 LT
Operator:
Registration:
6539
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Carolina - Florianópolis
MSN:
G-45
YOM:
1950
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
9777
Captain / Total hours on type:
6270.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1128
Copilot / Total hours on type:
997
Circumstances:
En route from Carolina to Florianópolis, while cruising at an altitude of 8,000 feet, the right engine failed due to a major oil leak. The crew of two, the only occupant, shut down the right engine and feathered its propeller. Despite full power was added on the left engine, the crew was unable to maintain a safe altitude and was forced to jettison some of the cargo and auxiliary tanks as well. Finally, the crew decided to attempt an emergency landing in an open field but on short final, the left engine lost power. This caused the undercarriage to be lowered too late and upon touchdown, they were not locked down. The aircraft crash landed and skidded on its belly before coming to rest. While both pilots were uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the failure of the right engine was the consequence of a major oil leak on the head of the cylinder n°9 due to an important accumulation of steel and aluminium deposit in the internal part of the engine. It was also reported that the lubrication system was inoperative due to the failure of a hydraulic pump. Due to poor weather conditions in the area, it was not possible for the crew to attempt an emergency landing in the Tocantins River and the terrain chosen for the emergency procedure was not compatible and suitable for such aircraft type, which aggravated the damages upon landing.
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 500 in Joaçaba: 5 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 1975 at 1800 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PT-IQG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Florianópolis – Joaçaba
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
On approach to Joaçaba-Santa Terezinha Airport, the crew failed to realize his altitude was too low when the twin engine airplane struck a hill located about 7 km from the airport. A boy aged nine was seriously injured while five other occupants were killed.
Crew:
Mário Eberle Schaefer, †
Hans Adolfo Haeger. †
Passengers:
Adolfo Zigelli, †
Airton Saul Pretto, †
Sérgio Antônio Pretto, †
Rodrigo Bonato.

Crash of a Convair CV-440-59 Metropolitan in Curitiba: 21 killed

Date & Time: Jun 16, 1958 at 1745 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PP-CEP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Florianópolis – Curitiba
MSN:
493
YOM:
1958
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
21
Circumstances:
The aircraft was proceeding from Florianópolis when over NDB CT it received instructions from the tower to initiate the approach procedure for Runway 33, whereupon the pilot started his intermediate approach. After three minutes, since the aircraft had not reported on base turn, the tower operator called the pilot to check the aircraft's position, but received no reply. Having lost two-way radio contact, the tower gave the alarm, and later learned that the aircraft had crashed. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Commission found chat in the final phase of the intermediate approach leg, the base turn and the beginning of the final approach, the aircraft was flying in cumulonimbus. It was therefore concluded that downward currents had affected the rate of descent to the extent of making the aircraft lose altitude and ultimately crash to the ground. Five crew members and 16 passengers were killed and 5 passengers were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The accident was due to downdrafts.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft AT-11B Kansan near Santos: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 13, 1958 at 1410 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
100
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Florianópolis – Cumbica
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a flight from Florianópolis to Cumbica AFB. Weather conditions deteriorated en route and the visibility decreased due to foggy conditions when the airplane struck power cables and crashed on the slope of the Diabo Peak located in the Serra do Mar, in the region of Santos. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all six occupants have been killed.