Narrative:The Boeing was off course during an instrument approach to Florianopolis and struck a hill. The aircraft was flown by an inspector pilot on a training mission. A severe thunderstorm was active in the area.
|Date:||Saturday 12 April 1980|
|C/n / msn:|| 19111/297|
|First flight:|| 1966-07-01 (13 years 10 months)|
|Engines:|| 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 50|
|Total:||Fatalities: 55 / Occupants: 58 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||24 km (15 mls) from Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC (FLN) (Brazil)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil|
|Destination airport:||Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC (FLN/SBFL), Brazil|
PROBABLE CAUSES: Misjudged speed and distance, inadequate flight supervision, failure to initiate a go-around and improper operation of the engines.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC as the crow flies is 486 km (304 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.