Fuel exhaustion Accident Learjet 25B PT-JBQ, Friday 3 September 1982
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Date:Friday 3 September 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 25B
Owner/operator:Companhia Brasileira de Tratores
Registration: PT-JBQ
MSN: 25-119
Year of manufacture:1973
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5 km from Rio Branco Airport, AC (RBR) -   Brazil
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Tucurui Airport, PA (TUR/SBTU)
Destination airport:Porto Velho Airport, RO (PVH/SBPV)
Investigating agency: CENIPA
The plane ran out of fuel on the third approach in poor weather at the unlighted Rio Branco airport.
The aircraft had diverted to Rio Branco due to poor weather at the intended destination, Porto Velho.

I. Human factor: Psychological aspect - contributed;
II. Operational factor: Adverse weather conditions; poor support staff; deficient operation of the aircraft; deficient infrastructure; and poor flight planning."

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


Jornal do Brasil, 5 Sept. 1982, p.7


  • 47th worst accident in 1982
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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