Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight

May 17, 2011 - 11:30am

American pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino, whose Legacy 600 collided with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 over the Amazon in September 2006, were found guilty yesterday of failing to verify the functioning of the transponder for over an hour by Brazilian federal judge Murilo Mendes. All 154 aboard the airliner perished in the accident, while Lepore and Paladino were able to land their crippled jet at a Brazilian military airport.

May 17, 2011 - 10:25am

Yesterday, Brazilian federal judge Murilo Mendes found American pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino, whose Embraer Legacy 600 collided with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 over the Amazon in September 2006, guilty of failing to verify for more than an hour that the Legacy’s transponder was functioning.

May 12, 2011 - 11:20am

Final arguments were delivered yesterday by the defense of Americans Joseph Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino, who piloted the Legacy 600 that collided with a 737-800 over the Amazon in 2006. The airplane was on its delivery flight to ExcelAire of Long Island.

April 30, 2011 - 8:50am

A Brazilian judge heard testimony last month, via video link, from the two American pilots of the Legacy 600 that was involved in a midair with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 over the Amazon jungle in September 2006. The airliner crashed into the Amazon, killing all 154 aboard, while the Legacy pilots managed to land their damaged twinjet.

April 5, 2011 - 10:13am

A Brazilian judge last week heard testimony, via video link, from the two American pilots of the Legacy 600 that was involved in a midair with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 over the Amazon jungle in September 2006. The airliner crashed into the Amazon, killing all 154 aboard, while the Legacy pilots managed to land their damaged twinjet.

December 23, 2010 - 9:25am

Diplomatic cables made public through Wikileaks show that official U.S. support for the American pilots of the ExcelAire Legacy involved in the 2006 Amazon midair was limited and ineffective.

November 29, 2010 - 10:44am

A Brazilian air traffic controller was given a 14-month suspended sentence last month in the 2006 midair of a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 and an Embraer Legacy 600. The collision sent the airliner into the Amazon forest, killing all 154 aboard, while the business jet managed an emergency landing at a military airbase.

August 31, 2010 - 9:32am

The criminal trial of the American pilots of the Legacy jet that collided with a Boeing 737 over the Amazon in 2006 moved forward this month when the judge decided he has no need to hear seven defense witnesses.

August 19, 2010 - 10:45am

The criminal trial of the American pilots of the Legacy jet that collided with a Boeing 737 over the Amazon in 2006 moved forward this month when the judge decided he has no need to hear seven defense witnesses.

May 26, 2010 - 8:43am

The FAA rejected a request from Brazilian politicians to revoke the pilot certificates of the two U.S. pilots involved in the 2006 midair over the Amazon jungle.

 
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