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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Friday 31 October 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Operator:Iguašu Rent a Car Ltda
Registration: PT-LQG
MSN: 500-0271
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Canela Airport, RS (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR (CWB/SBCT), Brazil
Destination airport:Canela Airport, RS (QCN/SSCN), Brazil
The Cessna 500 Citation I jet landed 'fast' at Canela Airport, Brazil, with a 15 to 20 kts. tail wind component and then overran the end of the runway. The aircraft continued down a slope, across a road and eventually came to rest amongst houses.
Weather was poor with a 500 to 700 feet overcast cloud base and a visibility of 1,500 to 2,000 m. in light rain. The runway at Canela is 4,100ft. long and was wet.

Runway excursion



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR to Canela Airport, RS as the crow flies is 456 km (285 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 Networkĺs 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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