Accident Boeing 747SP-44 ZS-SPF, Monday 5 October 1998
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Date:Monday 5 October 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic B74S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 747SP-44
Owner/operator:Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique - LAM
Registration: ZS-SPF
MSN: 21263/301
Year of manufacture:1977
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7FW
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 66
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Maputo International Airport (MPM) -   Mozambique
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Maputo International Airport (MPM/FQMA)
Destination airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Shortly after takeoff the no. 3 engine suffered an uncontained failure. Flying debris caused damage to the no. 4 engine and the wing. A fire erupted, but couldn't be extinguished immediately. An emergency landing was carried out.


ICAO Adrep Summary 5/98 (#58)
Scramble 235
Air Crash Rescue News


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Johannesburg International Airport (JNB); September 1996

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