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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 11 June 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-341C
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-VJT
C/n / msn: 19322/561
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO/SBEG), Brazil
Narrative:
Aquaplaned after touchdown at 148 knots. The Boeing struck runway edge lights, causing the right main gear to collapse.



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