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Accident description
Last updated: 3 August 2015
Date:Sunday 17 November 1996
Type:Embraer P-95B (EMB-110) Bandeirante
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: FAB7102
C/n / msn: 110487
First flight: 1989
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Caruaru, PE (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, BA (SSA/SBSV), Brazil
Destination airport:Natal-Augusto Severo International Airport, RN (NAT/SBNT), Brazil
Four Brazilian Air Force Bandeirantes were flying in formation from Salvador to Natal when the tail of FAB7102 was struck by the propeller of another aircraft. FAB7102 lost control and crashed.

Mid air collision
Loss of control

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Distance from Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, BA to Natal-Augusto Severo International Airport, RN as the crow flies is 845 km (528 miles).

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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