Date & Time: Aug 2, 2011 at 1327 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 208 Caravan
Operator:
Registration:
2735
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Porto Alegre - Rio de Janeiro
MSN:
208-2130
YOM:
2009
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
6
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Aircraft was on its way from Porto Alegre-Canoas Air Base to Rio de Janeiro-Galeao Airport. While overflying State of Santa Catarina in poor weather conditions, the single engine aircraft hit a mountain slope and was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. All eight occupants assigned to the 5th Air Transport Squadron were killed.