Brazil’s Embraer says KC-390 goes off runway in test
Gavião Peixoto, Brazil, May 5, 2018 – Embraer communicates the occurrence of an incident at Embraer´s Gavião Peixoto facility with the KC-390, prototype 001, which was conducting ground tests that resulted in a runway excursion. The crew deplaned safely and without injury. The flight operations support team responded immediately and Embraer has already initiated an investigation into the causes of the incident.
The incident was reported to the Brazilian Air Force’s aeronautical accidents investigation and prevention bureau (CENIPA).
Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.