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Crash of a Cessna 340A in Santa Cruz

Date & Time: Oct 28, 2018 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N5224J
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz - Manaus
MSN:
340A-1035
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was engaged in a humanitarian flight from Bolivia to Brazil, carrying one passenger and a pilot. Shortly after takeoff from a little private airstrip located in the suburb of Santa Cruz, the crew was supposed to land at Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport before continuing to Manaus, Brazil. After takeoff, the crew encountered engine problems (power issue) and decided to return for an emergency landing when the airplane struck trees and belly landed in a grassy area located in Barrio Lindo. Both occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46F-1-CU in Santa Cruz: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 21, 2012 at 0813 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-1319
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santa Cruz - Cobija
MSN:
22428
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
29080
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in a training mission from Santa Cruz-Viru Viru Airport to Cobija-E. Beltram Airport. Shortly after take off from runway 16, crew decided to return and commenced an approach to runway 16. Approximately 200 metres short of runway, captain started a go around procedure but aircraft stalled and crashed. Three crew were killed as the fourth occupant was injured. Built in 1945, the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. At the time of the accident, visibility was reduced to three km with rain falls.
Probable cause:
Accident was caused by an inadvertent aerodynamic stall at low height on short final to runway 16. The board of investigation was not able to determine the exact cause of the stall.

Crash of a Beechcraft A90 King Air in Itaguazurenda: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 11, 1996 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N3333D
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Itaguazurenda - Itaguazurenda
MSN:
LJ-259
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a local post maintenance flight with one pilot and two mechanics on board. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of 210 feet, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed. All three occupants were killed. According to the representatives of the owner of the airplane, recent maintenance had been performed on the engines, propellers, and the nose landing gear.

Crash of a Beechcraft A90 King Air in Roboré

Date & Time: Apr 12, 1996
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CP-2287
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
LJ-232
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Roboré Airfield, the twin engine aircraft became unstable and started to roll left and right. The pilot continued the approach when the aircraft landed left main gear first. Upon impact, the left main gear collapsed and the aircraft veered off runway and came to rest. All eight occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 207A Skywagon in Santa Cruz: 10 killed

Date & Time: Mar 28, 1995
Registration:
CP-1947
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Santa Cruz – Santa Ana del Yacuma
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from El Trompillo Airport, while in initial climb, the single engine aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent, struck a tree and crashed onto several houses located in a populated area by the airport. Debris were found on a large area and all seven occupants were killed as well as three people on the ground. Five other people on the ground were injured.
Probable cause:
Loss of control following an engine failure for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Douglas DC-6B in San Ignacio de Velasco

Date & Time: Dec 15, 1990
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-1953
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
45516
YOM:
1958
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing, the four engine encountered problems and was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran and came to rest in a swamp. All three crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan II in Santa Cruz: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 19, 1989 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N5274J
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
404-0631
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport, while climbing, the pilot informed ATC about an engine failure and was cleared to return when control was lost. The aircraft crashed on a golf course located near the airport and was destroyed. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.
Probable cause:
Engine failure during initial climb for unknown reasons.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Santa Cruz: 14 killed

Date & Time: May 20, 1987
Operator:
Registration:
CP-1018
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Camiri - Santa Cruz
MSN:
363
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
While approaching Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with low clouds and rain showers. Too low, the airplane struck wooded and hilly terrain few km from the airport. Two passengers were rescued while 14 other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo in Caimanes: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-1992
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Santa Cruz-Viru Viru Airport, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located in Caimanes, about 60 km north of the airport. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Convair CV-440-35 Metropolitan in Santa Rosa del Sara: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 20, 1985
Registration:
CP-1489
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
319
YOM:
1956
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
After takeoff, while in initial climb, the airplane banked right, lost height and crashed, bursting into flames. All four occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine just after liftoff for unknown reasons.