Accident Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia PT-WRO, Friday 14 May 2004
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Date:Friday 14 May 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic E120 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia
Owner/operator:Rico Linhas Aéreas
Registration: PT-WRO
MSN: 120070
Year of manufacture:1988
Total airframe hrs:35988 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:33 km from Manaus, AM -   Brazil
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tefé Airport, AM (TFF/SBTF)
Destination airport:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO/SBEG)
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Embraer 120 airplane was on a domestic flight from São Paulo de Olivença to Manaus via Tefé. While 20 nm out of Manaus, air traffic control instructed the pilot to leave the landing pattern to the left in order to give priority to a medical aircraft. The airplane proceeded under radar vectoring and confirmed it had reached 2,000 feet at 18:34. This was the last contact with the flight. The wreckage of the airplane was located at 18:50 about 18 nm from the airport, in a heavily forested area. There were no survivors.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Report number: RF059/CENIPA/2005
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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