Narrative:Flight 4823 departed Cruzeiro do Sul at 16:25 for a flight to Rio Branco, with an intermediate stop at Tarauacá.
|Date:||Friday 30 August 2002|
|Type:||Embraer 120ER Brasilia|
|Operator:||Rico Linhas Aéreas|
|C/n / msn:|| 120043|
|First flight:|| 1987|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW118|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 28|
|Total:||Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 31 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Rio Branco-Pres. Medici Airport, AC (RBR) (Brazil)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Tarauacá Airport, AC (TRQ/SBTK), Brazil|
|Destination airport:||Rio Branco-Pres. Medici Airport, AC (RBR/SBRB), Brazil|
While approaching Rio Branco during a rainstorm, the aircraft descended below MDA and struck highlands 1,5km short of the runway. METAR report for Rio Branco at 18:00 local time read:
SBRB 302300Z 30008KT 4000 TSRA BKN006 FEW025CB BKN100 25/25 Q1010=
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D-CEME flew for DLT from 1987 until 1990. The aircraft was then leased to Midway Commuter as N316MC before returning to Brazil in 1991. Rico acquired the plane Dec. 1997.
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 Tarauacá Airport, AC to Rio Branco-Pres. Medici Airport, AC as the crow flies is 369 km (230 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.