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Last updated: 29 November 2020
Status:Final
Date:Monday 6 December 1993
Time:13:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208A Caravan I
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Meridionais - TAM
Registration: PT-OGM
C/n / msn: 20800069
First flight: 1985
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Tucumã Airport, PA (TUZ) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Redenção Airport, PA (RDC/SNDC), Brazil
Destination airport:Tucumã Airport, PA (TUZ), Brazil
Flightnumber:329
Narrative:
During the descent for landing in Tucumã, Brazil, there was a loss of engine power associated with high temperature (TIT) and vibration. The crew performed the "Emergency Power Lever" procedure, trying to provide power to reach the runway, but the engine continued to idle.
Due to the low height of the aircraft, a forced landing was attempted. The aircraft suffered serious but all four occupants were unharmed.

Probable Cause:

Contributing factors
a. Human Factor
There is no evidence of this factor contributing to the occurrence of the accident.
b . Material Factor
There is no evidence of this factor contributing to the occurrence of the accident.
c. Operational Factor
(1) Poor education: Contributed
There was a deficiency in the instruction received, since the crew did not perform emergency training on that type of aircraft, resulting in inadequate preparation for the engine failure situation, especially at low altitude.
(2) Poor Maintenance: Undetermined
There are indications that the maintenance services were inadequate and contributed to the occurrence of engine failure, due to the possible occurrence of compressor stall.
(3) Poor Supervision: Contributed
The company performed inadequate technical and operational oversight for not providing emergency situations for the crews of that type of aircraft involved in the accident.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CENIPA
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Air International
» Airlines 1994


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Distance from Redenção Airport, PA to Tucumã Airport, PA as the crow flies is 1866 km (1166 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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