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Accident description
Last updated: 19 November 2017
Date:Tuesday 16 March 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-320
Operator:Pantanal Linhas Aéreas Sul-Matogrossenses
Registration: PT-MFI
C/n / msn: 302
First flight: 1992-04-30 (6 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mucuri Airport, BA (MVS) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Mucuri Airport, BA (MVS/SNMU), Brazil
An ATR-42-320 passenger plane sustained substantial damage un an engine fire accident at Mucuri Airport, BA (MVS), Brazil.
The fire broke out in the no. 2 engine during final approach or landing. The flight crew executed the appropriate engine fire checklist and stopped the airplane on the runway. All occupants safely evacuated from the airplane.
An area of burning fuel had developed under the right hand wing. Wind blew the flames under the aircraft's fuselage, causing substantial damage before fire fighters were able to put out the fire.


Forced landing on runway


photo of ATR-42-320 F-OKNG
F-OKNG was delivered to Anic Airways in 1993 after which it was leased to Aeromar in 1994; in 1997 it moved to Pantanal as PT-MFI
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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.
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