Date & Time: Jun 5, 2001 at 2030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Embraer EMB-820 Navajo
Registration:
PT-EHL
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Site:
City
Schedule:
Franca – São Paulo
MSN:
820-048
YOM:
1977
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
2000
Captain / Total hours on type:
600
Aircraft flight hours:
5289
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Franca Airport in the evening on a cargo flight to São Paulo, carrying one pilot and bank notes. On a night approach to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, the pilot cancelled the IFR flight plan when he encountered technical problems with the right engine. He shut down the engine and continued the approach to runway 35R without informing ATC of his situation. Too high on the glide, he apparently decided to initiate a go-around when he lost control of the aircraft that rolled to the left, lost height and crashed in a residential area, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was killed. Two people on the ground were injured.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the hydraulic pump on the right engine failed in flight, forcing the pilot to shut the engine down. It was reported that the pilot continued the approach in a single-engine configuration without informing ATC and that the aircraft was too high on the glide and approaching with an excessive speed. The pilot improperly analyzed the aircraft's flight conditions after shutting down the right engine, causing the aircraft to enter an approach configuration that was not compliant with the published procedures.
Final Report:
PT-EHL.pdf93.48 KB