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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 23 July 1997
Time:ca 10:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer C-95B Bandeirante (EMB-110)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2310
C/n / msn: 110317
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Serra da Mantiqueira, PE (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Resende Airport, RJ (REZ/SDRS), Brazil
Destination airport:Guaratinguetá Airport, SP (GUJ/SBGW), Brazil
Narrative:
The aircraft took off from Resende at 09:50 for a flight to Guaratingueta, but failed to arrive at the destination. The aircraft had struck a 1500 m high mountain (Alto do Cerco). The plane had dropped 12 parachutists after takeoff from Resende.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Resende Airport, RJ to Guaratinguetá Airport, SP as the crow flies is 82 km (51 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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