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Last updated: 9 February 2021
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Time:c. 10:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Táxi Aéreo Candeias
Registration: PT-IMF
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:57 Rua Doutor Genésio Pereira, Carandiru, São Paulo -   Brazil
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Campo de Marte, Sao Paulo (SBMT)
Destination airport:Porto Velho, Rondônia (SBPV)
A plane with two crew and six passengers crashed into the roof of a house in Rua Doutor Genésio Pereira, in the Carandiru neighborhood, north of São Paulo, just after tale off from the Campo de Marte Airport in São Paulo, killing seven people, wounding three, and partially destroying three residences.

The twin engine aircraft, belonging to an aerial taxi company from Rondônia, took off at 10:26 am, bound for Porto Velho (Rondônia), with a scheduled route to São José do Rio Preto, in the interior of São Paulo.

According to the Department of Investigation and Prevention of Plane Accidents, only one of the engines was working at the time of the crash. The aircraft became unbalanced and fell vertically (from nose to nose).

The plane burned and carbonised its occupants, being reduced to a lot of twisted iron in the house of number 57, Rua Doutor Genésio Pereira, the house most seriously affected.

The six occupants of the plane died were: the commander Esli Freitas Cabral, the co-pilot Ezequias Freitas Cabral (who were brothers), passengers Zilda Braga de Carvalho and his two daughters, Lourdes and Norma, and another woman identified only as Eloneide. On the ground, the death of Francisco Clemente Ferreira, a 50-year-old bricklayer, who worked in house number 57, the most affected by the aircraft, was also noted.

A crack in the blade of one of the propellers - which would have paralysed one of the engines - was initially singled out as one of the most likely causes of the accident.


1. Folha de São Paulo 18 January 1984, page 15

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
14-Jun-2015 18:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2015 18:54 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2017 21:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2017 21:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Oct-2017 21:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2017 21:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
03-Oct-2017 21:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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