Date & Time: Feb 28, 2012 at 0716 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 208 Caravan
Operator:
Registration:
PT-PTB
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manaus-Manaus
MSN:
208-0766
YOM:
1999
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot was performing a positionning flight from Manaus-Aeroclube de Flores Airport to the international Airport of Manaus-Eduardo Gomes. Shortly after take off from a 860 metres long runway, the single engine aircraft did not gain sufficient altitude. It hit an electric pole and stalled before crashing in a wooded area near the airport. The pilot, sole occupant, was killed. The aircraft owned by CTA - Cleiton Taxi Aéreo was destroyed by impact forces.