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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 23 March 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic MU30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitusbishi Mu-300 Diamond IA
Operator:Táxi Aéreo Pinhal
Registration: PT-LNN
C/n / msn: A048SA
First flight: 1982
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santos Air Base, SP (SSZ) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:Santos Air Base, SP (SSZ/SBST), Brazil
After an aborted NDB descent, the aircraft went around for a new attempt, reaching VFR conditions with runway 35 (asphalt, 1390 m long). There were large and medium cloud formations in the area. A tailwind landing was attempted. After landing, the pilot lost control and the aircraft went off the end of the runway. After crossing the concrete breakwater it ran into the Canal de Bertioga and sank, suffering serious damage. The occupants escaped unhurt.

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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ to Santos Air Base, SP as the crow flies is 337 km (211 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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