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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Datum:Freitag 30 August 2002
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic E120 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia
Fluggesellschaft:Rico Linhas Aéreas
Kennzeichen: PT-WRQ
Werknummer: 120043
Baujahr: 1987
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW118
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 28
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 31
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) von Rio Branco-Pres. Medici Airport, AC (RBR) (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Tarauacá Airport, AC (TRQ/SBTK), Brasilien
Flug nach:Rio Branco-Pres. Medici Airport, AC (RBR/SBRB), Brasilien
Flight 4823 departed Cruzeiro do Sul at 16:25 for a flight to Rio Branco, with an intermediate stop at Tarauacá.
While approaching Rio Branco during a rainstorm, the aircraft descended below MDA and struck highlands 1,5 km short of the runway.

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METAR Weather report:
23:00 UTC / 18:00 local time:
SBRB 302300Z 30008KT 4000 TSRA BKN006 FEW025CB BKN100 25/25 Q1010=


photo of Embraer 120ER Brasilia D-CEME
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.
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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).
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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