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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 15 January 1987
Time:ca 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-365C
Operator:Transbrasil
Registration: PT-TCP
C/n / msn: 19416/556
First flight: 1967-02-19 (19 years 11 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 154
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 163
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:over Jaboatão, PE (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brazil
Destination airport:Fortaleza-Pinto Martins Airport, CE (FOR/SBFZ), Brazil
Narrative:
While climbing through an altitude of 8000 feet, engine no. 2 separates from the wing. A safe emergency landing was carried out at Recife.
The flight originated in Porto Alegre, Brazil and was bound for Fortaleza with en route stops at São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Recife.

Classification:
Engine separation
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» The Daily Gleaner (17-1-1987)
» Folha de Sao Paulo (17-1-1987)
» Antonio Sergio Ribeiro (E-mail 2-10-2013)


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Distance from Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE to Fortaleza-Pinto Martins Airport, CE as the crow flies is 624 km (390 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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