View Full Version : 09-30-2006 737-800 crash site discussion

10-05-2006, 04:10 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile21554/09-30-2006-737-800-crash-site.htm>09-30-2006 737-800 crash site</a></b><br><br>An EMBRAER Legacy executive jet and a Boeing 737-800 airliner jetplane crashed in the air (37,000 ft).<br />
The executive jet could land on a near air base (Cachimbo), but the 737 was destroyed, with 149 passenger and 6 crew members, no-one survived.<br />
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737-800 pilot: Commander Decio Chaves Junior<br />
737-800 co-pilot: Thiago Jordao Caruso<br />
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Legacy Pilot: Commander Joseph Lepore<br />
Legacy Co-pilot: Jan-Paul Paladino<br />
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Available crash site photos:<br />
http://www.fab.mil.br/imprensa/Noticias/2006/imagens/10_out/0210/02.jpg<br />
http://www.fab.mil.br/imprensa/Noticias/2006/imagens/10_out/0210/04.jpg<br />
http://www.fab.mil.br/imprensa/Noticias/2006/imagens/10_out/0210/11.jpg<br />
(Source: FAB - Brazilian Air Force)<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/424371admin.jpg>

10-05-2006, 05:09 PM
According to what I have found the location of the downed plane was:

10 29' sul e 53 15' oeste
10 29' south and 53 15' west


That address appears to me to be approximate. I have looked for more exact address, but had not found any other information. The only articles that I have found so far are all in Portuguese.

10-05-2006, 05:52 PM
I've founded the location by http://tecnologia.terra.com.br/interna/0,,OI1167599-EI4801,00.html .

The 737-800 was dismantled on air. Lots of parts everywhere.
The photos of the wings was the best thing to show that was an accident involving an aircraft that was not "little" (The last link of the file shows the dimension of the 737 wings together with three Brazilian Air Force -FAB- rescue men).

I could be wrong, but since the disaster still very "fresh", the informations are very difficult to be 100% correct. :shifty:

The area of the accident could be transformed to our "Bermuda's Triangle", since another 737 (A 737-241 PP-VMK ) had crashed (In 1989) "close" to this 737-800 crash site.

The 737-241 PP-VMK crash site is, according to the site http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19890903-0&lang=en :
1046S, 05221W

More informations about the PP-VMK crash could be found here:

Only for information:
The 737-800 was 17 days old.
The Legacy had just lifted-off from the manufacturer (EMBRAER, at Sao Jose dos Campos)...

155 lifes... :brick:
Two brand new aircrafts... :brick:

10-05-2006, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the reply. I was interested to know where you found the data for the location that you gave.

10-06-2006, 04:31 PM