Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo C off Jacarepaguá

Date & Time: Jul 24, 2012 at 1610 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PT-WOT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jacarepaguá - Jacarepaguá
MSN:
31-7912021
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was engaged in a survey flight off the coast of Rio de Janeiro and left Jacarepaguá-Roberto Marinho Airport in the afternoon for a circular mission. While returning to his departure point, pilot encountered problems and decided to ditch the aircraft. On scene, few yards off shore, SAR teams evacuated all three occupants safe but the aircraft sunk.