Narrative:The Bandeirante flew into a hill, named Morro de São João, while descending through rain and clouds. The pilot had cancelled IFR and descended VFR. The aircraft had been chartered by Petrobras to fly fourteen employees of four Brazilian television channels to Macaé. From there they would be visiting an off shore oil platform.
|Date:||Thursday 28 June 1984|
Embraer EMB-110C Bandeirante
|Operator:||TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais|
|C/n / msn:|| 110013|
|First flight:|| 1973|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16|
|Total:||Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||4 km (2.5 mls) W of Rio das Ostras, RJ ( Brazil)
|Crash site elevation:|| 400 m (1312 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil|
|Destination airport:||Macaé Airport, RJ (MEA/SBME), Brazil|
Morro de São João is an islotated 600 m high hill close to the shore.
VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
» Gainesville Sun - Jun 29, 1984
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.