Runway excursion Accident Boeing 737-2A1 PP-SMY, Tuesday 25 May 1982
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Date:Tuesday 25 May 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-2A1
Owner/operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SMY
MSN: 20970/376
Year of manufacture:1974
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 118
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Brasilia International Airport, DF (BSB) -   Brazil
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP)
Destination airport:Brasília International Airport, DF (BSB/SBBR)
The aircraft landed heavily, nosegear first, in conditions of rain. The nosegear collapsed and the aircraft skidded off the runway, and broke in two.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The pilot's misuse of rain repellent, causing an optical illusion.


Folha de São Paulo



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA); October 1974

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