Accident ATR 42-320 PT-MFI,
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Date:Tuesday 16 March 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 42-320
Owner/operator:Pantanal Linhas Aéreas Sul-Matogrossenses
Registration: PT-MFI
MSN: 302
Year of manufacture:1993
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Mucuri Airport, BA (MVS) -   Brazil
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP)
Destination airport:Mucuri Airport, BA (MVS/SNMU)
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An ATR-42-320 passenger plane sustained substantial damage un an engine fire accident at Mucuri Airport, BA (MVS), Brazil.
The fire broke out in the no. 2 engine during final approach or landing. The flight crew executed the appropriate engine fire checklist and stopped the airplane on the runway. All occupants safely evacuated from the airplane.
An area of burning fuel had developed under the right hand wing. Wind blew the flames under the aircraft's fuselage, causing substantial damage before fire fighters were able to put out the fire.

Maintenance - contributed
Improper installation of the fuel heater contributed to the incident.

Supervision - contributed
The lack of efficient supervision of the maintenance services, during the heater replacement service, contributed to the incident.

Infrastructure - contributed
The absence of the fire truck during the incident contributed to the damage imposed on the aircraft.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report





photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH); March 1993

Revision history:

15-Mar-2024 19:54 ASN Updated [Source, Accident report]

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