The key topic of aviation safety, which preceded LABACE 2013 with the Bombardier Safety Standdown, will follow it on August 17, as Brazil’s CENIPA has organized a full-day National Symposium on the Prevention of Aeronautic Accidents, for 600 participants from all facets of the aviation community. The event will include simultaneous translation and will take place at the Transamêrica Hotel.
Manaus Aerotáxi crash
An Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante crashed on approach to Francistown Airport (FBFT), Botswana, on June 29, killing both crewmembers. The airplane departed from Lanseria and had planned a landing in Francistown as a fuel stop. The aircraft made one instrument approach that resulted in a missed approach. During the go-around, the crew reported seeing the runway and was circling visually to land when the aircraft crashed.
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante, Santo António, Brazil, Feb. 7, 2009–The Manaus Aerotáxi Bandeirante passenger flight encountered heavy rain and crashed into a river. The crew of two and 22 of the 26 passengers died. The four surviving passengers said one of the engines failed. The maximum number of passenger seats in a Bandeirante is 19; eight of the passengers were “small” children.