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Last updated: 23 July 2019
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Date:Sunday 26 September 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25C
Operator:Banco Real
Registration: PT-IBR
C/n / msn: 25-072
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) NW of São Paulo-Viracopos Airport, SP (VCP) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO/SBEG), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Narrative:
The Learjet diverted from Congongas (CGH) airport to Viracopos (VCP) because of heavy rain. The airplane struck trees during an instrument approach to runway 14 in heavy rain. Crashed 1500 m short of the runway.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» New York Times - Sep 30, 1976


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Distance from Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 2692 km (1683 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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Learjet 25

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