Embraer 190 Loss of Control in Flight

An Embraer ERJ-190 operating flight from Maputo (Mozambique) to Luanda, (Angola), crashed in the Bwabwata National Park (Namibia). The airplane was destroyed and all 27 passengers and six crew members were killed. The airplane proceeded over Botswana at FL380 and minutes before the crash the co-pilot left the cockpit for the lavatory. The captain then manually changed the altitude preselector from 38,000 feet to an altitude of 4,288 feet. This was changed to 1,888 feet and then to 592 feet. The auto throttle was manually reengaged and throttle level then automatically retarded and set to idle. The airspeed was manually selected several times until the end of the recording, which remained close to the Vmo. During the descent the captain used the speed brake handle to activate the spoilers. One the CVR sounds were heard of someone pounding on the cockpit door. The investigators stated that the reasons for these actions are unknown at this time. Rumours on several web sites suggest the captain's son had died about a year prior to the accident. In the period leading up to the accident he is said to have had serious marital problems.

Embraer 135 Inflight Collision

On 29 September 2006, a B737-800, operated by the Brazilian airline Gol, collided head-on with a US owned and operated EMB135 Legacy at FL370 over the Amazon, Brazil. The aircraft were flying at the same altitude in opposite directions along the same airway.

Embraer 120 Inflight Loss of Propeller Blade

This report explains the accident involving an EMB-120RT airplane, which experienced the loss of a propeller blade and crashed during an emergency landing near Carrollton, Georgia (USA), on August 21, 1995. Safety issues in the report focused on manufacturer engineering practices, propeller blade maintenance repair, propeller testing and inspection procedures, the relaying of emergency information by air traffic controllers, crew resource management training, and the design of crash axes carried in aircraft.

Embraer 120 Inflight Icing

An EMB-120RT crashed during a rapid descent after an uncommanded roll excursion near Monroe, Michigan (USA). Safety issues in the report focused on procedures for the use of ice protection systems, airspeed and flap configuration information, stall warning/protection system capabilities, operation of the autopilot in icing conditions, aircraft icing certification requirements, and icing-related research.

Embraer 145 Runway Overrun

The Embraer 145LR aircraft overran the runway, coming to rest approximately 300 feet off the end of the runway in a grass field. The aircraft sustained minor damage to the inboard left main landing gear tire.

Embraer 135 Runway Overrun on Landing

The aircraft landed, aquaplaned and overran the slush covered runway.

Embraer 120 Leading Edge Horizontal Stabilizer Separation In Flight

Around one minute after takeoff,the crew felt a shock followed by strong vibrations on the controls. After deciding to return to the airfield and requested priority and the callout of the emergency services, they were unable to determine the source of the problem. The vibrations slightly reduced in intensity with the reduction of speed on final approach, the extension of the landing gear and of the flaps. On the ground, the loss of the whole of the leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer was noted.