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Published on Jul 7, 2010

Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 (ICAO: GLO 1907) was a Boeing 737-8EH, registration PR-GTD, on a scheduled passenger flight from Manaus, Brazil to Rio de Janeiro. On September 29, 2006, just before 17:00 BST, it collided in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy business jet over the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. All 154 passengers and crew aboard the Boeing 737 were killed as the aircraft crashed into an area of dense rainforest, while the Embraer Legacy, despite sustaining serious damage to its left wing and tail, landed safely with its seven occupants uninjured.
The accident, which triggered a crisis in Brazilian civil aviation, was the deadliest in that country's aviation history at the time, surpassing VASP Flight 168, which crashed in 1982 with 137 fatalities near Fortaleza.[4] It was subsequently surpassed by TAM Airlines Flight 3054, which crashed on July 17, 2007 with 199 fatalities.
The accident was investigated by both the Brazilian Air Force Centro de Investigação e Prevenção de Acidentes Aeronáuticos (CENIPA) and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), with a final report issued on December 10, 2008. CENIPA concluded that the accident was caused by errors committed both by air traffic controllers and by the Embraer's pilots, while the NTSB determined that all pilots acted properly and were placed on a collision course by a variety of "individual and institutional" air traffic control errors.

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