Accident description
Last updated: 25 November 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 12 April 1980
Time:20:38
Type:Boeing 727-27C
Operator:Transbrasil
Registration: PT-TYS
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) from Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC (FLN) (   Brazil) show on map
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
Flightnumber: 303
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.
PROBABLE CAUSES: Misjudged speed and distance, inadequate flight supervision, failure to initiate a go-around and improper operation of the engines.


Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/94 (#7)


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
01 JUL 1966 N7272 Braniff Airways
28 NOV 1975 PT-TYS Transbrazil

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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.
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