Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight

May 6, 2010 - 7:24am

The FAA has rejected a request from Brazilian politicians to revoke the pilot certificates of the two U.S. pilots involved in the 2006 midair collision over the Amazon rainforest. Jan Paladino and Joseph Lepore were at the controls of the Legacy 600 operated by New York-based ExcelAire when it collided with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737.

January 27, 2010 - 5:08am

American charter firm ExcelAire and pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino remain entangled in Brazilian legal battles more than three years after the Sept. 29, 2006, midair over the Amazon jungle between their Embraer Legacy 600 and a Gol Airlines 737-800 that resulted in the deaths of all 154 aboard the airliner.

January 19, 2010 - 11:38am

American charter firm ExcelAire and pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino remain entangled in Brazilian legal battles more than three years after the midair on Sept. 29, 2006 between their Embraer Legacy 600 and a Gol Airlines 737-800 that resulted in the deaths of all 154 aboard the airliner.

April 29, 2009 - 7:43am

Operational threat identification and risk mitigation remain a primary concern for those who operate internationally. NTSB senior air safety inspector Roger Cox, the lead investigator on the Gol Airlines/ExcelAire Legacy midair, used the accident as an example of why international operators should take the time to fully understand what may be asked of them in less than normal situations in another country.

February 27, 2009 - 5:08am

Prosecutors in Brazil are appealing the dropping of some accusations in the 2006 midair between a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 and an ExcelAire Embraer Legacy 600. Judge Murilo Mendes recently dismissed charges that the American Legacy pilots, Joe Lepore and Jan Paladino, were negligent in not taking emergency steps for communications loss, ruling that nothing suggested an emergency situation.

February 10, 2009 - 10:51am

Prosecutors in Brazil are appealing the dropping of some accusations in the 2006 midair collision between a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 and an ExcelAire Embraer Legacy 600. The airliner crashed into the Amazon forest, killing all 154 aboard, while the business jet made an emergency landing at an Air Force base.

January 13, 2009 - 10:46am

The official Brazilian report on the September 2006 midair between an Embraer Legacy and a Boeing 737 is a “missed opportunity for the Brazilian aviation authorities to restore trust and safety in the national aviation system,” according to a statement by the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (Ifatca).

December 30, 2008 - 4:41am

Brazil’s Cenipa accident investigation bureau has issued its report on the September 2006 midair over the Amazon, along with an NTSB dissent.

December 11, 2008 - 10:29am

On Monday, Brazilian Federal Court judge Murilo Mendes cleared U.S. pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paladino of negligence charges related to the September 2006 midair between a Gol Boeing 737-800 and the Embraer Legacy 600 the pair were ferrying on its delivery flight to their employer, ExcelAire of Long Island.

December 11, 2008 - 10:27am

The NTSB, which participated in the investigation into the September 2006 midair between a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 and an ExcelAire-owned Embraer Legacy 600, authored an appendix to the final accident report issued yesterday by Cenipa, Brazil’s safety agency. All 154 aboard the 737 were killed in the accident, while the damaged Legacy successfully made an emergency landing.

 
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