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  • Airline accidents for the first half of 2008


    Fatal airline accident numbers in this year's first half have been well up on those at the same stage in 2007, but most still occur in Africa and Latin America


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  • Rico Linhas' Bandeirante suffers runway overrun


    Rico Linhas' Bandeirante suffers runway overrun


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  • Airline accidents for the first half of 2008

    News | 22 Jul 2008 09:00 | David Learmount

    Fatal airline accident numbers in this year's first half have been well up on those at the same stage in 2007, but most still occur in Africa and Latin Americahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airline-accidents-for-the-first-half-of-2008-225930/
  • Rico Linhas' Bandeirante suffers runway overrun

    News | 24 Apr 2008 15:00 | Rainer Uphoff

    Rico Linhas' Bandeirante suffers runway overrunhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rico-Linhas-Bandeirante-suffers-runway-overrun-223255/
  • Fuel starvation probed as Boeing 727 makes jungle crash landing

    News | 11 Feb 2008 11:24 | Rainer Uphoff

    Passengers and crew on board a Lloyd Aereo Boliviano (LAB) Boeing 727-200 had a lucky escape last week when the aircraft was forced to make an emergency...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Fuel-starvation-probed-as-Boeing-727-makes-jungle-crash-landing-221388/
  • PICTURES: LAB reveals details about Boeing 727 crash landing

    News | 04 Feb 2008 09:43 | Rainer Uphoff

    <P>Fuel starvation has emerged as a possible cause of an accident involving a <A href="www.labairlines.com.bo/index_eng.asp">Lloyd&nbsp;Aereo Boliviano</A>-operated (LAB) Boeing <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/directory/detail.aspx?aircraftCategory=CommercialAircraft&amp;manufacturerType=CommercialAircraft&amp;navigationItemId=389&amp;aircraftId=19&amp;manufacturer=3005&amp;keyword=727-200&amp;searchMode=Keyword">727-200</A>, which was severely damaged during an emergency landing in a jungle clearing on 1 February.</P> <P>The flight, from <A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Paz">La&nbsp;Paz</A> to <A href="http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&amp;q=Cobija&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=-22.551958,-70.255251&amp;spn=0.019064,0.028925&amp;t=h&amp;z=15&amp;iwloc=addr&amp;om=0">Cobija</A> in Northern Bolivia, was operated by LAB as a charter on behalf of the Bolivian military owned civil airline <A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAM_-_Transporte_Aereo_Militar">TAM</A> (Transportes Ahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-LAB-reveals-details-about-Boeing-727-crash-landing-221265/
  • Investigators study cause of Rico Linhas Aèreas crash

    News | 24 May 2004 23:00

    <p>A Rico Linhas Aèreas Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia (PT-WRO) crashed on 14 May about 18km (11m) north of its final destination, Manaus Eduardo Gomes airport, Brazil, killing the three crew and 30 passengers. Brazilian investigators say possible causes are controlled flight into terrain and a runaway propeller event.</p> <p>Flight RLE 4815 from Tabatinga via São Paulo de Olivença and Tefè had left Tefè and entered the Manaus terminal area at 18:15 local time when airport air traffic control requested that it delay its approach to runway 10/28 to allow a Piper PA-34 to land. The Brasilia maintained a holding pattern at 2,000ft (610m) north of the airport, and 5min later ATC radar lost the aircraft signal. The flight-data and cockpit-voice recorders were badly fire-damaged in the crash.</p> <p>Wreckage was found in dense jungle by a Brazilian army Aerospatiale SA365K Panther shortly after 03:00 local time. Preliminary data indicated that the aircraft had brushed treetops at high speed behttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Investigators-study-cause-of-Rico-Linhas-Areas-crash-182014/
  • VASP 737 in narrow escape in Rio Branco fog

    News | 04 Feb 2003 00:00

    <p>JACKSON FLORES / RIO DE JANEIRO</p> <p>A VASP Boeing 737-200 hit treeson approach and then slid off the runway while landing at Presidente M&eacute;dici International Airport, Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil, in fog on 26 January. </p> <p>According to local sources, the aircraft (PP-SPJ) performed a shallow approach to runway 06, initially striking treetops several hundred metres short of the threshold. Despite sustaining damage it landed with no injuries to the 93 people on board. It was carrying 87 passengers and six crew between Manaus and Goi&acirc;nia, with stops at Rio Branco and Porto Velho. On approach at about 02.15 local time, the crew were advised that the airfield was enveloped in dense fog. </p> <p>The impact with trees ripped away the 737's main landing gear as the crew attempted a missed approach, but the engines apparently ingested debris from the trees and the aircraft sank and hit the runway, then veered off to the left. </p> <p>Under similar circumstances, a RICO Taxhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VASP-737-in-narrow-escape-in-Rio-Branco-fog-161203/