Date & Time: Jul 6, 2012 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Embraer EMB-820 Navajo
Operator:
Registration:
PT-ENG
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Barreiras - Guanambi
MSN:
820-066
YOM:
1982
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Aircraft was executing a geophysical survey mission in the region of Espinosa, State of Minas Gerais. In flight, pilot stated that he was facing engine trouble so he elected to make an emergency landing. Eventually, aircraft crashed in flamed in a wooded area located 60 km from Espinosa and burnt out. While both passengers were slightly injured, pilot was killed and aircraft destroyed by fire.