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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 16 September 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525 CitationJet
Operator:JCA Holdings e Participacoes
Registration: PT-WLX
C/n / msn: 525-0176
First flight:
Engines: 2 Williams International FJ44-1A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Alto da Boa Vista, RJ (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Jacarepaguá Airport, RJ (SBJR), Brazil
After departure from Santos Dumont Airport, the CitationJet climbed to a height of 1,500 feet and maintained this altitude. The pilot crossed the line of Gávea Rock and informed the Jacarepaguá tower he was following the coastal route. Shortly afterward the airplane crashed into the wooded slope of Morro da Taquara, near Alto da Boa Vista, and was totally destroyed. Both occupants were killed at the scene.

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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ to Rio de Janeiro-Jacarepaguá Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 22 km (14 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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