ASN Aircraft accident Embraer EMB-110C Bandeirante PT-TBB Caetité, BA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 3 February 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110C Bandeirante
Operator:Nordeste Linhas Aéreas
Registration: PT-TBB
MSN: 110005
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Caetité, BA (   Brazil)
Crash site elevation: 1036 m (3399 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Salvador-Dois de Julho International Airport, BA (SSA/SBSV), Brazil
Destination airport:Guanambi Airport, BA (GNM/SNGI), Brazil
The Bandeirante descended below MDA in bad weather and impacted Taquari Hill at 3400 feet. The hill was hidden by clouds.

Probable Cause:

Contributing factors
a. Human Factor
(1). Physiological Aspect - Did not contribute.
(2). Psychological Aspect - Undetermined.
b. Material Factor - Did not contribute.
c. Operational Factor
(1). Adverse Weather Conditions
- Weather conditions along the entire route and in the area where the accident occurred were adverse to maintain visual flight.
(2). Disabled Judgement
- The pilot dropped below the region's safety altitude, (5000 feet) when flying in instrument flight conditions.
(3). Poor Planning
- There was an inadequate preparation for the flight, the pilot did not plan his navigation accurately in relation to his speed, height, distance and time.
(4). Disabled Supervision
- The company had no mechanisms and instruments for monitoring personnel, making it impossible to record and correct the performance deficiencies presented.
(5). Other Operational Aspects
- The crew did not comply with the procedure adopted by the company in the Salvador /Guanambi route, unnecessarily increasing the risk margin.
(6). Others
- Possibility of deficiencies in organizational processes such as management, recruitment and selection, training and monitoring of personnel.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: CENIPA Brazil
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/94 (#253)
» Scramble 154


photo of Embraer-110C-Bandeirante-PT-TBB
accident date: 03-02-1992
type: Embraer 110C Bandeirante
registration: PT-TBB

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Salvador-Dois de Julho International Airport, BA to Guanambi Airport, BA as the crow flies is 497 km (310 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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