Date & Time: Jul 1, 2003 at 1957 LT
Type of aircraft:
Mitsubishi MU-2 Marquise
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
São Luis – Belém
Belém-Val de Cans-Júlio Cezar Ribeiro
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
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The twin engine aircraft was completing a taxi flight from São Luis to Belém, carrying two passengers, two pilots and a load of briefcases with bank documents. On approach to Belém-Val de Cans Airport by night, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with limited visibility, CB's, rain falls and severe turbulences. On final approach, the aircraft went out of control and crashed on the Ilha das Onças Island, about 5,5 km west of runway 06 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all four occupants were killed.
It was determined that both engines were running normally at impact and no technical anomalies were found on the aircraft and its equipments. Both pilots were properly licenced and experienced on this type of aircraft. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were poor with CB's, rains falls, severe turbulences, strong winds and probable windshear that may have been a contributing factor.