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Crash of an Embraer EMB-121A1 Xingu II off Angra dos Reis: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 12, 2012 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-MAB
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Belo Horizonte - Angra dos Reis
MSN:
121-007
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On final approach to Angra dos Reis Airport in poor weather conditions, aircraft went out of control and crashed into the sea, some 500 meters off the Ilha de Cataguáses coast. All three occupants were killed and aircraft was destroyed. Visibility was low at the time of the accident with heavy rain falls and maybe microburst. The passenger was the local representative of Mercedes Benz.