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Date:Tuesday 29 March 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Penta - Pena Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PT-MPA
MSN: 208B0627
First flight: 1997
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Itaituba-Fazenda Vera Paz Airport, PA (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Itaituba-Mundico Coelho Airport, PA (SNMD), Brazil
Destination airport:Itaituba-Fazenda Vera Paz Airport, PA (SIJZ), Brazil
On the landing run, the pilot lost directional control. The plane went off the left side of the runway and ran into a drainage ditch, where it caught fire. The pilot managed to escape unharmed, but the aircraft was destroyed by the fire.

Probable Cause:

Contributing factors
1 Human Factor
1.1 Medical Aspect
Nothing to report.
1.2 Psychological Aspect
1.2.1 Individual Information
Nothing to report.
1.2.2 Psychosocial Information
Nothing to report.
1.2.3 Organisational information
Nothing to report.
2 Operational Factor
2.1 Concerning the operation of the aircraft
(a) adverse weather conditions - undetermined
It was not possible to determine whether the heavy rainfall that occurred in the region effectively contributed to the loss of control of the aircraft on the ground.
b) Airport infrastructure - contributed
In addition to the narrowing of the runway, the position of the drainage ditch became an obstacle, which prevented the aircraft from decelerating safely, culminating in the collision of the front landing gear against it and the impact of the propeller on the ground.
2.2 Concerning ATS units
Didn't contribute.
3 Material Factor
3.1 For aircraft
Didn't contribute.
3.2 Concerning ATS technology equipment and systems
Didn't contribute.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 years
Accident number: A-007/CENIPA/2013
Download report: Final report
Language: Portuguese

Runway excursion

» DAC - Departamento de Aviação Civil: Acidentes aeronáuticos ocorridos em 2005


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Distance from Itaituba-Mundico Coelho Airport, PA to Itaituba-Fazenda Vera Paz Airport, PA as the crow flies is 64 km (40 miles).

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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