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Accident description
Last updated: 7 October 2015
Date:Sunday 2 April 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A1
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SMX
C/n / msn: 20969/369
First flight: 1974-08-14 (3 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
The aircraft belly landed and caught fire.



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