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Accident description
Last updated: 26 June 2017
Date:Sunday 11 November 2012
Type:Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3
Operator:Tropic Air Táxi Aéreo
Registration: PR-MRG
C/n / msn: 525B-0187
First flight: 2008
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC (FLN/SBFL), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
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.

Accident investigation:
investigating agency: Centro de Investigação e Prevenção de Acidentes Aeronáuticos (CENIPA) - Brazil
status: Final
number: A-014/CENIPA/2014
released:2 June 2014
duration of investigation: 1 year and 7 months
download report: A-014/CENIPA/2014

Runway excursion

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METAR Weather report:
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 mb

20:00 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


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Distance from Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 486 km (304 miles).

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