NTSB Identification: SEA01WA030
Accident occurred Saturday, December 16, 2000 in SAO PAULO, Brazil
Aircraft: Aero Commander 681, registration:
Injuries: 7 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On December 16, 2000, approximately 2320 universal coordinated time (UTC), an Aero Commander 681, PT-IEE, collided with a personal residence about three minutes after takeoff from Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both flight crew members and all five passengers received fatal injuries. The aircraft, which was owned and operated by Agropecuaria J. Caetano LTD., was destroyed. The intended destination was Maringa, Brazil, located about 250 miles south of Sao Paulo.

The Brazilian Civil Aviation Department (SIPAC 4) reported that the aircraft was executing a night departure in rainy conditions, and that the pilot had reported that he had a "lost horizon."

This report is for informational purposes only. The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Brazilian Civil Aviation Department. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Servico Publico Federal Department de Aviacio Civil Rua Santa Luzia 651-10 Audar Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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