Amateur video shot over the weekend captured the dramatic overrun of a Cessna CJ3 trying to land on Runway 35R at Sao Paulo-Congonhas Airport in Brazil.
As shown in the footage, the Citation bounced upon reaching the end of the runway before coming to a crashing halt on the perimeter wall that encircles the airport. The captain, copilot and single passenger aboard the airplane survived the accident, although the captain sustained serious injuries.
An initial accident report cites changing winds that shifted 140 degrees in the course of an hour around the time of the attempted landing, as well as approaching towering cumulous clouds.
The flight – operated by Tropic Air Taxi Aereo – had originated from Florianopolis, Brazil, located approximately 300 miles to the south.
Sao Paulo-Congonhas Airport was the site of a high-profile overrun in July 2007, when a TAM Airlines Airbus A320 overran Runway 35L and crashed into a nearby warehouse, killing all 187 people aboard as well as 12 people on the ground. The crash was the deadliest air disaster in Brazilian territory, as well as the worst accident ever involving an Airbus A320.