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Last updated: 11 February 2016
Datum:dinsdag 13 augustus 2002
Type:Embraer EMB-120RT Brasilia
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Rico Linhas Aéreas
Registratie: PT-WGE
Constructienummer: 120004
Bouwjaar: 1986
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW118
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 26
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 29
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO) (   Brazilië)
Fase: Taxi (TXI)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Humaitá Airport, AM (SWHT), Brazilië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO/SBEG), Brazilië
The Brasilia suffered braking problems after arrival at Manaus. The pilot attempted to stop the plane using reverse thrust, but the propellers were already feathered. The engines first developed forward power before the props entered the reverse pitch. The airplane continued to move forward and ran off the ramp and collided with a grass embankment.

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photo of Embraer 120RT Brasilia PT-SIH
PT-SIH was briefly leased to Air Littoral; it returned to Brasil in October 1988. It was leased to Aero Sudpacifico as XA-SQN from June 1994 to June 1995 when it returned to Brasil as PT-WGE, flying for several airlines until being bought by Rico in 4/97
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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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