Plane Crashes in Manaus parking lot, Money, Cars up in smoke

Friday, January 25, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Tio Taxi Aereo Embraer EMB-810C Seneca II en route from São Paulo Olivenza to Tefé to Manaus-Aeroclube de Flores was flying a cargo of money when the pilot had difficulties and attempted to land on Avenue Nilton Lins, but crashed in the Eletrobrás parking lot with sixty cars of which 20 were destroyed. The cargo went up in smoke.

Institute of Municipal Engineering and Traffic Authority of Manaus and the fire department were on the scene. Regional Service Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents (Seripa) expects to provide a report within 30 to sixty days.

The pilot, Iran Rolim, co-pilot Bill Pacheco and two passengers were hospitalized. One pf the passengers was named as Roberto do Santos. The maintenance engineer of Tio Táxi Aéreo, Amarildo Furtado da Silva provided details to news services.

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