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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 22 mai 2018
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:Amazonaves Táxi Aéreo
Immatriculation: PT-FLW
Numéro de série: 208B0451
Année de Fabrication: 1995
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Manaus-Aeroclube de Flores Airport, AM (   Brésil)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO/SBEG), Brésil
Aéroport de destination:Manaus-Aeroclube de Flores Airport, AM (SWFN), Brésil
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was consumed by fire after it crashed while on approach to runway 11 at Manaus-Aeroclube de Flores Airport, Brazil. The aircraft had suffered a loss of engine power on approach.
The pilot survived the accident.

Probable Cause:

Contributing factors.
- Control skills - undetermined.
The damage observed in the hot engine section components indicated the occurrence of an extrapolation of the ITT limits, which may have caused the melt observed in the blades of the compressor turbine.
Thus, in view of the expected reactions of the engine during the use of the EPL, it is possible that there has been an inappropriate use of this resource and, consequently, an extrapolation of the engine limits, especially in relation to the temperature.
- Training - undetermined.
The investigation of this accident identified issues related to the operation of the aircraft that could be related to the quality and/or frequency of emergency training with engine failure.
- Piloting judgment - undetermined.
It is possible that the loss of lift produced by the flap retraction resulted in a sinking that prevented the plane from reaching the SWFN runway with the residual power that the engine still provided. In this case, an inadequate assessment of the effects of such action on the aircraft performance under those conditions would be characterized.
- Memory - undetermined.
It is possible that the decisions made were the result of the pilot's difficulty in properly recalling the correct procedures for those circumstances, since these were actions to be memorized (memory items).

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 9 months
Accident number: A-094/CENIPA/2018
Download report: Final report



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM et Manaus-Aeroclube de Flores Airport, AM est de 5 km (3 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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