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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Date:Monday 17 October 2011
Time:16:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 31A
Operator:Hospitais Associados de Pernambuco
Registration: PR-JJV
MSN: 31-149
First flight: 1998
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Goi‚nia-Santa Genoveva Airport, GO (GYN) (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Goi‚nia-Santa Genoveva Airport, GO (GYN/SBGO), Brazil
Destination airport:Palmas-Brigadeiro Lysias Rodrigues Airport, TO (PMW/SBPJ), Brazil
After takeoff from Goi‚nia-Santa Genoveva Airport, Brazil, there were failures in the navigation systems and in the main and reserve attitude indicators, which led the pilots to become disoriented and the aircraft to enter into an abnormal attitude as the Learjet 31A was under instrument instrument meteorological conditions (IMC).
The aircraft lost altitude, crossing several flight levels when, after several attempts, the crew managed to regain control of the aircraft, landing safely at Brasilia-Presidente Juscelino Kubitscheck International Airport (SBBR).
The aircraft had substantial damage to its structure. The pilots and passengers were unharmed.

Probable Cause:

No probable cause was issued as it was deemed that further investigation would not bring any benefit to the prevention of new
accidents or incidents.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 years and 10 months
Accident number: IG-505/CENIPA/2018


Loss of control


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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 Goi‚nia-Santa Genoveva Airport, GO to Palmas-Brigadeiro Lysias Rodrigues Airport, TO as the crow flies is 708 km (443 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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