Date & Time: Aug 25, 2010 at 1440 LT
Type of aircraft:
Embraer ERJ-145
Operator:
Registration:
PR-PSJ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sao Paulo - Vitoria da Conquista
MSN:
145-351
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
PTB2231
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
24
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
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.
Probable cause:
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.