Crash of a Comp Air CA-8 in Campo Verde: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 2020 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-XLD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Campo Verde – São Paulo
MSN:
038SSW624
YOM:
2004
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Campo Verde Airstrip, while climbing, the pilot initiated a turn when control was lost. The aircraft crashed in a cotton field, bursting into flames. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft C90GT King Air near São Paulo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 2, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-BSS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Jundiaí – São Paulo
MSN:
LJ-1839
YOM:
2008
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a flight from Jundiaí to São Paulo. While approaching Campo de Marte Airport in limited visibility, the twin engine airplane crashed in a wooded area located in the Cantareira Mountain range, about 10-12 km north of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and the pilot was killed.

Crash of a Learjet 24D in Ribeirao Preto: 5 killed

Date & Time: Apr 7, 1999 at 1147 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-LEM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
São Paulo - Ribeirão Preto
MSN:
24-270
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
4000
Captain / Total hours on type:
4000.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
6000
Copilot / Total hours on type:
100
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed São Paulo-Congonhas on a training flight to Ribeirão Preto-Leite Lopes Airport, carrying five crew members, instructor and pilots. On final approach to runway 18, during the last segment, just prior to touchdown, the aircraft rolled to the right, causing the right wing tip to struck the runway surface. The pilot-in-command overcorrected, the aircraft went out of control and crashed 420 metres past the first impact, bursting into flames. All five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Contributing Factors:
- There was the participation of individual psychological variables in the pilot-in-command's performance due to the excess of self-confidence and self-demand in his customary behavior, besides the dissimulation regarding his real qualification for the type of flight. The personality with traces of permissiveness and insecurity of the co-pilot also contributed to the occurrence, as it allowed the aircraft to be operated by an unqualified pilot, with no employment link with the company.
- There was a lack of adequate supervision by Manacá Táxi Aéreo, as it allowed a crew member who had not operated the type of aircraft for one year and had not made any type of flight for four months, besides not having any employment relationship with that company. It is also necessary to consider the failure of supervision at the organizational level due to the issue of an incorrect license by the DAC, giving rise to the possibility of its use for the revalidation of license in aircraft for which the pilot was not qualified to exercise the function of commander.
- The entire sequence of events began with pilot errors resulting from the pilot's lack of flight experience in the left-hand seat on the aircraft in question.
- The inadequate use of cockpit resources destined to the aircraft operation, due to an ineffective accomplishment of the tasks assigned to each crew member, besides the interpersonal conflict resulting from the co-pilot's intervention in the pilot in command operation, in the final approach phase, already close to the aircraft's touchdown, configure the collaboration of this factor to the accident.
- The inadequate use of the aircraft commands, by the pilot in command, making excessive aileron corrections in the final approach phase, near the landing.
- The pilot was qualified as a co-pilot on the equipment, but due to a typing error, he was issued a pilot license. Thus, the situation and operation of the pilot in question were totally irregular.
Final Report:

Ground fire of an ATR42-320 in Mucuri

Date & Time: Mar 16, 1999 at 1818 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-MFI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
São Paulo – Mucuri
MSN:
302
YOM:
1992
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
10500
Captain / Total hours on type:
3550.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
6500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
799
Circumstances:
On approach to Mucuri-Itabatã Airport runway 05, the right engine caught fire. The crew followed the checklist, continued the approach and completed a safe landing. After touchdown, the aircraft slightly deviated to the right and came to rest, bursting into flames. All 14 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the engine fire was the consequence of the failure of a fuel burner.
Final Report:

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 500 in Uberaba

Date & Time: Jan 17, 1997
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-LAM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Uberaba – São Paulo
MSN:
10539
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Last January 9, the aircraft suffered a belly landing at Uberaba Airport while completing a local training flight. Following temporary repairs, it was decided to transfer the airplane to São Paulo for further controls. After the pressurization system was selected, the aircraft suffered additional damages to the fuselage and the crew was forced to return. The aircraft landed safely but was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 200 in Bauru: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 1990 at 0929 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-LCG
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
São Paulo – Bauru – Araçatuba
MSN:
10206
YOM:
1962
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
38
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed São Paulo-Congonhas Airport on a domestic schedule flight to Araçatuba with an intermediate stop in Bauru. The pilot-in-command was a captain under training, accompanied by an instructor and a third pilot. Because the Brasilia ARTCC frequency was congested, the crew was cleared to initiate the descent from FL140 at a distance of 50 km from Bauru Airport instead of the standard 74 km. This caused the aircraft to approach at an excessive speed and as the captain estimated the situation as unsafe, he prefered to initiate a go-around but the instructor decided to continue. Due to a lack of coordination between the captain and the instructor, it was not clear who would perform the landing but finally, the instructor took over control. Following a rate of descent of 2,500 feet per minute, the aircraft landed at a speed of 130 knots some 775 meters past the runway 32 threshold. After touchdown, the aircraft floated, causing the left and right main gear to land alternatingly. The instructor realized that he would not be able to stop the aircraft within the remaining distance so he decided to initiate a go-around procedure and added full power. As this was against the published procedure and due to a lack of sufficient air in the engine in combination with a high angle of attack, the aircraft stalled after the engine failed to develop enough power. The aircraft crashed 600 meters past the runway end, struck vehicles and houses and came to rest in flames. One of the pilot and two people in car were killed. All other occupants were rescued, among them three were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a poor approach planning and wrong approach configuration.
The following contributing factors were reported:
- Deficiencies in crew training,
- Deficiencies in flight controls,
- Poor crew coordination,
- Poor judgment,
- Poor planning,
- Lack of supervision.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110C Bandeirante in Agudos: 18 killed

Date & Time: Feb 8, 1979 at 1940 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PP-SBB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bauru - São Paulo
MSN:
110-010
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Bauru Airport at 1930LT on a schedule flight to São Paulo. Ten minutes later, the crew encountered an unexpected situation and lost control of the airplane that entered a dive and crashed in a huge explosion in a pine forest located in Agudos. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 18 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the loss of control was the consequence of the separation of an horizontal stabilizer in flight.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-5-DK in Belo Horizonte

Date & Time: Oct 7, 1978 at 2130 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PT-KVU
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
São Paulo – Belo Horizonte
MSN:
12356
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at Pampulha Airport, the crew encountered difficulties to stop the airplane that overran, went down an embankment and came to rest few dozen meters further with its undercarriage torn off. All 19 occupants escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the brakes failed after touchdown for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander near São Paulo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 10, 1978
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-KRP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
743
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in the Amoreira Mountain range, south of São Paulo. A passenger survived while both other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Learjet 25B off Rio de Janeiro

Date & Time: Nov 12, 1976
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-DVL
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
São Paulo – Rio de Janeiro
MSN:
25-077
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While descending to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances into the Guanabara Bay. All five occupants were rescued while the aircraft sank and was lost.