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Mato Grosso

Crash of an Embraer EMB-121A Xingu in Tegará da Serra: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 14, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-MBV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tangará da Serra – Goiânia
MSN:
121-053
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the twin engine aircraft went out of control, lost altitude and crashed in a cornfield. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Comp Air CA-8 in Campo Verde: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 2020 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-XLD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Campo Verde – São Paulo
MSN:
038SSW624
YOM:
2004
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Campo Verde Airstrip, while climbing, the pilot initiated a turn when control was lost. The aircraft crashed in a cotton field, bursting into flames. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft C90GTi King Air in Confresa

Date & Time: Sep 5, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PR-GVJ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Belo Horizonte – Confresa
MSN:
LJ-2145
YOM:
2017
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport at 0700LT on a private flight to Confresa, carrying five passenger and one pilot. On final approach, the aircraft was too low when it struck an earth mound. On impact, the undercarriage were torn off and the aircraft crash landed. All six occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 737-800 in Peixoto de Azevedo: 154 killed

Date & Time: Sep 29, 2006 at 1657 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PR-GTD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manaus - Brasilia - Rio de Janeiro
MSN:
34653
YOM:
2006
Flight number:
GLO1907
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
148
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
154
Aircraft flight hours:
202
Aircraft flight cycles:
162
Circumstances:
Flight GLO1907 left Manaus-Eduardo Gomes airport at 1535LT for Rio de Janeiro with an intermediate stop at Brasilia. While cruising at 37,000 feet, the aircraft collided with an Embraer Legacy 600. Registered N600XL, it was flying to the US with 4 pax and a crew of 2 on board. The left winglet detached from the Legacy which could land safely at Novo Progresso-Cachimbo Air Base without further incident. The Boeing 737-800 crashed in a vertical position in a wooded area located 30 km from Peixoto de Azevedo, in the State of Mato Grosso. Search & Rescue found debris on 30SEP2006 in the morning in an isolated area. Nobody survived among 154 occupants. The Boeing 737, brand new, totalized 202 flying hours only.
Probable cause:
It appeared that the collision was caused by an ATC error and also some mistakes done by the Legacy's crew.

Crash of a Swearingen SA226AC Metro II in Cuiabá

Date & Time: Oct 11, 1996 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CP-1516
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paz-Cuiaba
MSN:
TC-292
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Sinop

Date & Time: Aug 26, 1993 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-OGN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Gurupi-Sao Felix do Araguaia
MSN:
208-0020
YOM:
1985
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110C Bandeirante in Tangará da Serra: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 23, 1993 at 1750 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PP-SBJ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cuiabá – Vilhena – Rondônia
MSN:
110-037
YOM:
1975
Flight number:
TAM558
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
About 42 minutes after takeoff from Cuiabá Airport, while cruising at 10,000 feet, the captain obtained the permission to reduce his altitude to 8,000 feet to avoid a low pressure area with thunderstorm activity and heavy rain falls. Few seconds later, the twin engine aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in an open field located in Tangará da Serra. All four passengers and both pilots were killed. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact.
Probable cause:
Poor flight preparation on part of the flying crew who did not take into consideration the probability for an enroute deterioration of the weather conditions. Investigations revealed that the loss of control was probably caused by a spatial disorientation of the pilot in command who was unable to establish his correct position due to poor visibility caused by heavy rain falls. The following factors may have contribute to the loss of control by the captain: disease, visual and hearing impairment, arteriosclerosis, obesity and heart problems.

Crash of a Boeing 737-241 near São José do Xingu: 12 killed

Date & Time: Sep 3, 1989 at 2045 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-VMK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
São Paulo – Marabá – Belém
MSN:
21006
YOM:
1975
Flight number:
RG254
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
48
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Captain / Total flying hours:
6928
Captain / Total hours on type:
980.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
884
Copilot / Total hours on type:
442
Aircraft flight hours:
33373
Circumstances:
Following a wrong flight preparation and erroneous computer setting regarding the route, the crew computerized 027° instead of 270°. After takeoff from Marabá Airport at 1725LT, the crew was cleared to climb to FL290 and maintained heading of 270° for 40 minutes. The flight was then cleared to descend to FL200 by Belém ACC. However, the crew failed to find navigational aids and lost radio contact. Course was changed to 090 degrees as the aircraft further descended down to FL40. The crew then followed a river, heading 165 degrees. Because of the sunset and haze the pilot's had difficulty navigating. Also, they failed to establish radio contact on several frequencies and failed to find navaids in the area. After the crew found the NDB, both engines stopped due to fuel exhaustion. The captain elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in the jungle about 60 km from São José do Xingu. Rescue teams arrived on site 44 hours later. 42 occupants were injured while 12 passengers were killed. The aircraft was destroyed. It appeared that the computerized flight plan used a four digit representation of the magnetic bearing with the last digit being a tenth of a degree without any decimal separator. A course of '027.0' was presented as '0270'.
Probable cause:
A. Human Factor
1) Physiological aspect - Did not contribute to the accident.
2) Psychological aspect - The following psychological variables contributed to the accident:
a) Misleading perception - In the reading of the plan and incorrect heading insertion by the commander.
b) Reinforcement - In the reading and incorrect heading insertion by the co-pilot and heading conference placed by the commander.
c) Marginal attention and level of attention - The non-recognition of conditions that would mean being far from the objective: request for "VHF bridge" when other aircraft were talking normally with the Control; "reception" of commercial stations, and non-receipt of destination NDB, etc.
d) Predisposition - Maintaining the urge to go to the established objective (Belém).
e) Predisposition duration - Maintenance of FL040 for a long time.
f) Reinforcement of predisposition - Reception of boundaries when selecting Belem's radio frequencies.
g) Attention Fixing - Permanent search for headings, radio contacts or river contours, as an alternative, to reach the fixed goal.
h) Blocks - Delays in identifying the initial headings error and plotting itself in navigation.
i) Geographical position error.
B. Material Factor - Did not contribute to the accident.
C. Operational Factor
1) Poor supervision - Inadequate graphical representation of the Computer Flight Plan.
2) Poor cockpit coordination - No supervision of cockpit activities. Actions were not supervised, but imitated.
3) Poor support staff - Lack of radio contact by the operator's Flight Coordination with the aircraft in flight, after the significant landing delay in Belém, thus breaking the chain of events of the accident.
4) Pilot aspect characterized by environmental influence - Difficulties of visualization due to sunset and dry fog: Radio aid markings received from great distances, originating from the ionospheric propagation of electromagnetic waves.
5) Pilot aspect characterized by poor planning - Lack of route letters to cross the flight plan information.
6) Pilot aspect characterized by poor judgment - Inadequate evaluation and use of radio-navigation equipment, resulting in the pursuit of markings without causing tuning and identification.
7) Pilot aspect characterized by other operational factors - Operational doctrine firming.
Final Report:

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P Bandeirante in Juara: 17 killed

Date & Time: Jun 23, 1985
Operator:
Registration:
PT-GJN
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Juara - Cuiabá
MSN:
110-063
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
17
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Juara Airport, while climbing, the crew declared an emergency after the failure of the left engine. The crew was cleared to return and the rescue teams were dispatched at the airport. On final approach, during the last segment, the aircraft went out of control and struck the ground. It veered off runway and collided with an emergency vehicle (fire bombers truck) before coming to rest in flames. All 17 occupants were killed while no one on the ground was injured.
Probable cause:
A left engine faulty fuel injection nozzle caused a blow torch effect, damaging compressor turbine vane ring and causing thermal fatigue and loss of one of the turbine blades. The resulting imbalance ruptured the starting control bypass fuel return.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo in Aripuanã: 8 killed

Date & Time: Sep 24, 1984 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-BKB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Aripuanã – Colíder
MSN:
31-482
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Two minutes after takeoff from Aripuanã Airport runway 18, while climbing, the pilot informed on radio that he lost an engine and was returning. He initiated a left turn when the aircraft lost height and crashed in a wooded area located 6 km from the airfield, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all eight occupants were killed, among them seven journalists covering the official visit of the Governor of Mato Grosso in the region.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for unknown reasons.