A Passaredo Linhas Aéreas Embraer ERJ-145LU (PR-PSI) flying from São Paulo's Guarulhos international airport to Vitória da Conquista (Bahia) suffered extensive damage when it left the runway following a landing at its destination on 25 August.
Carrying 24 passengers and three crew, the aircraft arrived at Vitória da Conquista at 14:50 local time and, according to witnesses, performed a shallow approach to the 914m (3,000ft) Runway 15/33.
Early reports suggest the aircraft's main landing gear struck a low wall some distance from the runway threshold, losing both main landing gear units. The aircraft then slid down most of the runway before it swerved left off the runway with its right engine on fire. The flames were quickly extinguished by the airport's fire service, with only two passengers suffering minor injuries. Preliminary reports indicate that the aircraft might be a write-off.
Two days earlier, a Passaredo Embraer EMB-120RT on a flight between Presidente Prudente and São Paulo's Congonhas airport experienced an in-flight engine problem, and the crew diverted to land at Bauru airport.
Source: Flight International