Accident Boeing 737-4Y0 PT-TEO, Sunday 27 February 2000
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Date:Sunday 27 February 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-4Y0
Registration: PT-TEO
MSN: 24692/1963
Year of manufacture:1990
Total airframe hrs:32670 hours
Cycles:27913 flights
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-3C1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 117
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho Airport, RS (POA) -   Brazil
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU/SBGR)
Destination airport:Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS (POA/SBPA)
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft took off from Guarulhos International Airport bound for Porto Alegre, Brazil. On this flight, there would also be the final evaluation of the first officer, with a view to promotion to captain.
The flight took place normally, without any abnormalities until the moment of landing.
The weather conditions of the destination were poor with rain, strong wind with gusts and windshear indications in the vicinity of the airport.
The aircraft performed the NDB ECHO 2 approach for runway 29. During the landing, the aircraft floated over the runway, touching down approximately 1000 meters past the threshold. After the touchdown, the aircraft ran for about 1400 metres before it suffered a runway excursion and collided with a ditch. The aircraft suffered severe damage.

Contributing factors
a. Human Factor
(1) Physiological Aspect - Did Not Contribute
(2) Psychological Aspect - Contributed
From the knowledge of the prevailing weather conditions, it was possible for pilots to predict the possibility of "windshear" in the aerodrome area. In the meantime, they proceeded to land in compliance with the company's operational standards.
b. Material Factor - No contribution
c. Operational Factor
(1) Adverse Weather Conditions - Contributed
Adverse meteorological phenomena, with regard to the tailwind component, cross wind and heavy rain, substantially interfered with the operation of the aircraft in the landing phase, leading to abnormal circumstances and loss of ground control.
(2) Poor Infrastructure - Contributed
The meteorological information reported to the aircraft was being obtained from measuring points located in the control tower, and not in the vicinity of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 8 months
Download report: Final report


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photo (c) Fábio Luís Fonseca; Porto Alegre - Salgado Filho; 28 February 2000

photo (c) Fábio Luís Fonseca; Porto Alegre - Salgado Filho; 28 February 2000

photo (c) Fábio Luís Fonseca; Porto Alegre - Salgado Filho; 28 February 2000

photo (c) Ricardo Chaves/Zero Hora; Porto Alegre - Salgado Filho; 27 February 2000

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