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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Tuesday 22 February 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A1C
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SNC
C/n / msn: 21187/443
First flight: 1975-12-12 (7 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO/SBEG), Brazil
Destination airport:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO/SBEG), Brazil
During a simulated asymmetrical power take-off, the co-pilot lost control. Thrust was increased, but the engine stalled. The Boeing then rolled left and crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Failure to follow procedures, attempted operation with known deficiencies and inadequate supervision were factors.



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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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