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An Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 corporate jet came to a halt at the edge of a steep downslope after suffering runway excursion at Francisco Álvares de Assis Airport, known as Serrinha Airport in Brazil on 31 October 2017.
According to Aviation Safety net, “The Phenom 100 aircraft overran runway 03, about 170 meters and turned 120° before coming to rest at the edge of a steep downslope” due to bad weather.
The runway at Serrinha Airport is 1,535 meters long and 30 meter wide and the slope at the edge of the runway is 30 meters lower than the runway surface. The runway supports aircraft with a capacity of up to 50 passengers.
The President of the Pro-Serrinha Association, Alexandre Maestrini, said that since the airport has no Air traffic control room, pilots have to communicate among themselves and also decide for themselves what to do. “Without the operator (ATC), the pilot cannot get information about the runway, landing conditions, or time,”