Brazil Convicts U.S. Pilots of Negligence in 2006 Crash


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May 17, 2011 — A Brazilian court has convicted two American pilots of negligence for their roles in the crash of Gol Airlines flight 1907 in 2006. The judge suspended their sentence.
The Americans were piloting an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet when it collided with the Gol Boeing 737-800 over the Amazon jungle near Matupa, Brazil. And while the Legacy jet landed safely, the Gol jet crashed, and all 154 people onboard perished. This event stood as Brazil's worst aviation disaster for a mere 10 months and it set off a downward spiral for air travel, safety and security in Brazil.

Source: Planet Data

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