Date & Time: Feb 8, 1979 at 1940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Bauru - São Paulo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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.
It is believed that the loss of control was the consequence of the separation of an horizontal stabilizer in flight.