Narrative:The Embraer 120 airplane was on a domestic flight from São Paulo de Olivença to Manaus via Tefé. While 20 nm out of Manaus, air traffic control instructed the pilot to leave the landing pattern to the left in order to give priority to a medical aircraft. The airplane proceeded under radar vectoring and confirmed it had reached 2,000 feet at 18:34. This was the last contact with the flight. The wreckage of the airplane was located at 18:50 about 18 nm from the airport, in a heavily forested area. There were no survivors.
|Date:||14 MAY 2004|
|Type:||Embraer 120ER Brasilia|
|Operator:||Rico Linhas Aéreas|
|C/n / msn:|| 120070|
|First flight:|| 1988|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW118|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30|
|Total:||Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||33 km (20.6 mls) from Manaus, AM (Brazil)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Tefé Airport, AM (TFF/SBTF), Brazil|
|Destination airport:||Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO/SBEG), Brazil|
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Distance from Tefé Airport, AM to Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM as the crow flies is 518 km (324 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.