Brazil’s Embraer Reports that a KC-390 Run off the runway during a ground test in Gaviao Peixoto
Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA said that a prototype of the KC-390 medium-sized military aircraft went off the runway while performing a ground-level test in the town of Gavião Peixoto in Sao Paulo state
No crew members were injured. The incident was under investigation and has been reported to the Brazilian Air Force’s center on accidents
The company also reported the incident to CENIPA, the aircraft accidents investigation and prevention bureau of the Brazilian air force.
Gaviao Peixoto is Embraer’s military aircraft production and flight test center deep in the interior of Sao Paulo state.
The extent of any damage to the KC-390 was not immediately available.
Embraer plans to deliver the first KC-390 to the Brazilian air force’s 11th Wing in Rio de Janeiro by the end of the year.