Narrative: A Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3 corporate jet sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH), Brazil. The captain suffered serious injuries while the co-pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries. The airplane presumably landed on runway 35R following a flight from Florianópolis (FLN), Brazil but overran the runway. It bounced down a slope crashing at the perimeter fence near Avenida dos Bandeirantes.
In the course of one hour the wind direction at Congonhas changed 140 degrees with the temperature dropping 3°C. Towering Cumulus clouds was approaching, reaching the airport about 21:00 UTC.
19:00 UTC / 17:00 local time: SBSP 111900Z 30009KT 9999 SCT045 31/14 Q1012 Winds: 300 degrees at 9 knots; Visibility: 10+ km; scattered clouds at 4500 feet AGL; Temperature 31°C, Dewpoint 14°C; Pressure 1012 mb20:00 UTC / 18:00 local time: SBSP 112000Z 16013KT 9999 SCT045 28/18 Q1012 Winds: 160 degrees at 13 knots; Visibility: 10+ km; scattered clouds at 4500 feet AGL; Temperature 28°C, Dewpoint 18°C; Pressure 1012 mb
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 Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 486 km (304 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.