Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907
Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Manaus, Brazil, to Rio de Janeiro. The Boeing 737 broke up in mid-air and crashed into an area of dense jungle, killing all 154 passengers and crew on board. The Embraer Legacy jet landed safely with its seven occupants uninjured. This accident was the deadliest in Brazil’s aviation history at the time.
About Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 in brief
Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 was a Boeing 737-8EH on a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Manaus, Brazil, to Rio de Janeiro. The Boeing 737 broke up in mid-air and crashed into an area of dense jungle, killing all 154 passengers and crew on board. The Embraer Legacy jet landed safely with its seven occupants uninjured. The accident was investigated by the Brazilian Aeronautical Accidents Investigation and Prevention Center ) and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, and a final report was issued in 2008. CENIPA concluded that the accident was caused by air traffic control errors, combined with mistakes made by the American pilots on the Legacy. The NTSB determined that both flight crews acted properly and were placed on a collision course by ATC, deeming the Legacy pilots’ disabling of their TCAS system to be only a contributing factor rather than a direct cause. This accident was the deadliest in Brazil’s aviation history at the time. It remains the second-worst plane crash in Brazil, after TAM Airlines Flight 3054 in 2007. It was also the first hull-loss and the first fatal accident of a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The crash triggered a crisis in Brazilian civil aviation, which led to the creation of the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority. The flight crew consisted of Captain Joseph Lepore, 42, and First Officer Jan Paul Paladino, 34.
Lepore had been a commercial pilot for more than 20 years and had logged 9,388 total flight hours, with 5. 5 hours in the Legacy 600. Paladinos had also served as first officer for American Airlines, flying MD83 and MD83-800 aircraft. Two passengers were Embraers, two executives, and the fifth passenger was a business travel columnist. The left wing of the EmbraER Legacy jet was left of the Boeing 737 and the left wing and tail of the right wing of the Boeing Boeing 737 was left off. At 16: 56: 54: 54 BRT, the jet collided almost head-on with the jet, almost 37,000 feet, approximately midway between Brasília and Manaus. The jet was on a delivery flight by ExcelAire Service Inc. of Ronkonkoma, New York, and was on its way to the United States. It made its first flight on 22 August 2006 and was delivered to Gol on 12 September 2006, less than three weeks before the accident. It had 186 seats and was en route to Eduardo Gomes International Airport in Manaus as a planned intermediate stop. It departed from São José dos Campos-Professor Urbano Ernesto Stumpf Airport near São Paulo, at 14: 51: 51 BRT. The captain, who had also been serving as a Boeing 737 flight instructor for Gol, had 15,498 total flighthours, with 13,521 in Boeing 737 aircraft. The first officer had 3,981 total flightHours, with 3,081 in Boeing-737 aircraft, and 4 flight attendants.