Date & Time: Aug 25, 2010 at 1440 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Sao Paulo - Vitoria da Conquista
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On final approach to runway 15, aircraft touch down short of runway threshold. All landing gear were sheared off, aircraft slid on runway for several yards, veered off runway to the left and came to a halt with right engine in flames. All 27 occupants escaped but two passengers were slightly injured. Fire on right engine was quickly extinguished but aircraft was later considered as damaged beyond repair.
Wrong approach configuration on part of the crew who decided to continue the descent despite they were too low. For unknown reasons, they did not take the decision to perform a go around.