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Last updated: 28 November 2015
Fecha:martes 25 mayo 1982
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A1
Operador:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registración: PP-SMY
Numéro de série: 20970/376
Año de Construcción: 1974-09-24 (7 years 8 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 112
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 118
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Brasilia International Airport, DF (BSB) (   Brasil)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Brasília International Airport, DF (BSB/SBBR), Brasil
Número de Vuelo: 234
The aircraft landed heavily, nosegear first, in conditions of rain. The nosegear collapsed and the aircraft skidded off the runway, and broke in two.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The pilot's misuse of rain repellent, causing an optical illusion.

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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Brasília International Airport, DF as the crow flies is 870 km (544 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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