Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 28 January 1986
Time:07:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A1
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SME
C/n / msn: 20096/190
First flight: 1969-07-16 (16 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 67
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 72
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU) (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU/SBGR), Brazil
Destination airport:Belo Horizonte-Tancredo Neves International Airport, MG (CNF/SBCF), Brazil
Flightnumber: 210
Narrative:
The crew unknowingly tried to take-off from a taxiway. The take-off was aborted, but the aircraft overran, collided with a dyke and broke in two. The weather was foggy.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
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Distance from São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP to Belo Horizonte-Tancredo Neves International Airport, MG as the crow flies is 494 km (308 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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