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-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.

Crash of a Consolidated CA-10A-1 Catalina near Humaitá: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 1972 at 1330 LT
Operator:
Registration:
6514
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Humaitá - Manaus
MSN:
1917
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
En route from Humaitá to Manaus, both engines failed simultaneously. The crew elected to make an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in a wooded area (jungle) located about 80 km northeast of Humaitá. A passenger and a crew member were killed while eight other occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure apparently caused by a faulty fuel supply system.

Crash of a Lockheed L-049-46-21 Constellation near Manaus: 50 killed

Date & Time: Dec 14, 1962 at 0020 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PP-PDE
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Belém – Manaus
MSN:
2047
YOM:
1946
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
43
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
50
Circumstances:
The Panair Constellation departed Belém at 02:31 GMT for a 3-hour flight to Manaus-Ponta Pelada Airport. The plane followed the Amber 1 airway and contacted Manaus at 05:04, reporting six minutes out. At 05:19 the flight crew asked Manaus whether the plane's engines could be heard. Manaus replied negative and asked the reason for the question. Nothing more was heard from the flight, which appeared to have crashed 45 km from Manaus. The Constellation named 'Estevao Ribeiro Baiao Parente' was completely destroyed and all 50 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The cause of the accident was not determined.
Final Report:

Crash of a Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso off Parintins

Date & Time: Oct 24, 1961
Operator:
Registration:
PP-PCY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Manaus – Belém
MSN:
CV-242
YOM:
1941
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a cargo flight from Manaus to Belém, carrying a load of dangerous goods. The airplane caught fire in flight and the captain reduced his altitude and performed an emergency landing on Rio Amazonas off Parintins. All occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
In-flight fire.