Crash of a Cessna 208A Caravan I near Manaus: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 17, 2017 at 1050 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PR-MPE
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
208A-0510
YOM:
2009
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was engaged in a local survey flight on behalf of Greenpeace Brazil. Upon landing on the Rio Negro area located in the Anavilhanas National Park, the airplane struck the water surface and crashed upside down before coming to rest partially submerged. The pilot and three passengers were rescued while a fourth passenger was killed. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Did the pilot raise the gear prior to landing ?

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 Boeing KC-137E Stratoliner in Port-au-Prince

Date & Time: May 26, 2013 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
2404
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Port-au-Prince - Manaus
MSN:
19870/702
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
131
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was returning to Manaus with a crew of 12 and 131 Brazilian soldiers who took part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Haiti (UNSTAMIH). During the takeoff roll on runway 28, an engine caught fire. The Captain aborted the takeoff procedure and started an emergency brake. The aircraft veered to the left of the runway and went into a grassy area. The nose gear was sheared off and the aircraft slid for several yards before coming to rest. All 143 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine failure on takeoff.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Manaus: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 28, 2012 at 0716 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-PTB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manaus-Manaus
MSN:
208-0766
YOM:
1999
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot was performing a positionning flight from Manaus-Aeroclube de Flores Airport to the international Airport of Manaus-Eduardo Gomes. Shortly after take off from a 860 metres long runway, the single engine aircraft did not gain sufficient altitude. It hit an electric pole and stalled before crashing in a wooded area near the airport. The pilot, sole occupant, was killed. The aircraft owned by CTA - Cleiton Taxi Aéreo was destroyed by impact forces.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante in Santo Antônio do Içá: 24 killed

Date & Time: Feb 7, 2009 at 1324 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PT-SEA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Coari - Manaus
MSN:
110-352
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
26
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
24
Captain / Total flying hours:
18870
Captain / Total hours on type:
7795.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1011
Copilot / Total hours on type:
635
Aircraft flight hours:
12686
Circumstances:
While flying at FL115 to Manaus-Eduardo Gomes Airport, crew informed ATC that left engine failed and elected to divert to the unused aerodrome of Manacapuru. While approaching runway 08, aircraft banked left and crashed in the river. 24 people were killed while 4 passengers were seriously injured. The EMB-110 is normally certified to carry 19 passengers maximum.
Probable cause:
It appears that the max takeoff weight on the EMB110 is 5,670 kg and that the total weight was 6,414 kg at takeoff from Coari. On board the aircraft was 19 seats but crew allowed 26 pax to embark, among them 8 children. Left engine failed en route.
Final Report:

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante in Coari

Date & Time: Apr 21, 2008 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PT-OCV
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Manaus-Carauari
MSN:
110-359
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

Enroute, crew informed ATC about an engine problem and diverted to Coari airport. On landing, the aircraft slid off the runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest on its belly. All occupants escaped uninjured but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 737-800 in Peixoto de Azevedo: 154 killed

Date & Time: Sep 29, 2006 at 1657 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PR-GTD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manaus - Brasilia - Rio de Janeiro
MSN:
34653
YOM:
2006
Flight number:
GLO1907
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
148
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
154
Aircraft flight hours:
202
Aircraft flight cycles:
162
Circumstances:
Flight GLO1907 left Manaus-Eduardo Gomes airport at 1535LT for Rio de Janeiro with an intermediate stop at Brasilia. While cruising at 37,000 feet, the aircraft collided with an Embraer Legacy 600. Registered N600XL, it was flying to the US with 4 pax and a crew of 2 on board. The left winglet detached from the Legacy which could land safely at Novo Progresso-Cachimbo Air Base without further incident. The Boeing 737-800 crashed in a vertical position in a wooded area located 30 km from Peixoto de Azevedo, in the State of Mato Grosso. Search & Rescue found debris on 30SEP2006 in the morning in an isolated area. Nobody survived among 154 occupants. The Boeing 737, brand new, totalized 202 flying hours only.
Probable cause:
It appeared that the collision was caused by an ATC error and also some mistakes done by the Legacy's crew.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-120ER Brasília near Manaus: 33 killed

Date & Time: May 14, 2004 at 1835 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-WRO
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
São Paulo de Olivença – Tabatinga – Tefé – Manaus
MSN:
120-070
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
RLE4815
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
30
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
33
Captain / Total flying hours:
19069
Captain / Total hours on type:
5819.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
11927
Copilot / Total hours on type:
4637
Circumstances:
While descending to Manaus-Eduardo Gomes Airport following an uneventful flight from Tefé, the aircraft was correctly established on the ILS when the crew was instructed by ATC to initiate a go-around and to follow a holding pattern as the priority was given to an ambulance flight. The crew made a left turn heading 060° and continued the descent after passing 2,000 feet when the aircraft struck the ground and crashed about 33 km from the airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 33 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew continued the descent below 2,000 feet until the aircraft impacted ground. The following contributing factors were identified:
- The crew reported his altitude at 2,000 feet while the real altitude of the airplane was 1,300 feet,
- The crew continued the descent until final impact,
- The crew did not react to the GPWS alarm that sounded four times when the aircraft reached the altitude of 400 feet,
- No corrective action was taken by the crew,
- Lack of crew coordination,
- Poor approach planning that led the aircraft descending to a critical altitude,
- Lack of supervision,
- Operational deficiencies.
Final Report:

Crash of an Embraer C-95 Bandeirante near Manaus: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 16, 1987 at 0745 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
2185
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ponta Pelada – Boa Vista
MSN:
110-114
YOM:
1976
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Fifteen minutes after takeoff from Ponta Pelada AFB, en route to Boa Vista, one of the engine lost power. The crew elected to return but as he was unable to maintain a safe altitude, he attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed onto a house. All nine occupants were injured and one people in the house was killed.
Probable cause:
Engine problems for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 680FL off Barcelos: 5 killed

Date & Time: Nov 9, 1976
Registration:
PT-CGS
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Manaus - Santa Isabel do Rio Negro
MSN:
680-1334-19
YOM:
1963
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Manaus on a taxi flight to Santa Isabel do Rio Negro-Tapuruquara Airport, carrying three technicians from a Mining Company and two pilots. En route, unknown technical problems forced the crew to reduce his altitude and to divert to Barcelos Airport. On approach, the airplane went out of control and crashed into the Río Negro River and quickly sank by strong currents. All five occupants were killed.