ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-282 Adv. CS-TEM Funchal Airport (FNC)
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Date:Thursday 14 February 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-282 Adv.
Operator:TAP Air Portugal
Registration: CS-TEM
MSN: 23043/972
First flight: 1983-06-01 (7 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 87
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 93
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Funchal Airport (FNC) (   Portugal)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Destination airport:Funchal Airport (FNC/LPFU), Portugal
The crew made a VOR/DME visual approach to runway 06 at Funchal Airport, Madeira, Portugal. The aircraft undershot the displaced threshold by 160 m. The left main gear collided with a small embankment and collapsed.
Wind was reported as 025° at 14 kt gusting at 23 kt. There may have been an orographic downdraft on short final.

Landing gear collapse

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Distance from Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport to Funchal Airport as the crow flies is 959 km (599 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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