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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 23 July 2003
Time:ca 08:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C551 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 551 Citation II/SP
Operator:Água Limpa Transportes Ltda
Registration: PT-LME
MSN: 551-0023
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sorocaba, SP (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Lins Airport, SP (LIP/SBLN), Brazil
Destination airport:Sorocaba Airport, SP (SOD/SDCO), Brazil
The Citation carried out a visual approach to the Sorocaba Airport. After landing the crew lost control of the aircraft. It overran the runway, went down a drop off and skidded into a street in the Vila Helena quarter. The airplane collided with four houses and three vehicles and ended up in a small field. The crash site elevation was 25 meters lower than the runway elevation.

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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 Lins Airport, SP to Sorocaba Airport, SP as the crow flies is 305 km (191 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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