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Accident description
Last updated: 24 September 2017
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Date:Thursday 28 June 1984
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110C Bandeirante
Operator:TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais
Registration: PP-SBC
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
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.
Morro de São João is an isolated 600 m high hill close to the shore.

Classification:
VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Gainesville Sun - Jun 29, 1984
» O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX / Carlos Ari César Germano da Silva


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