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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 20 October 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer C-95B Bandeirante (EMB-110)
Operator:Forēa Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2302
C/n / msn: 110255
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazil
Narrative:
An Embraer C-95B Bandeirante crashed into the sea just 150 m short of runway 14/32 at Rio de Janeiro-Galećo, Brazil. All three crew members were rescued.
The airplane had dropped eleven skydivers as part of a demonstration during an air show. A loss of engine power reportedly forced the pilot to ditch the plane just short of the runway.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Aerohobby.net
» Jornal do Brasil - 21 October 1985


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