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Accident description
Last updated: 25 November 2015
Date:Friday 14 February 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2C3
Registration: PP-CJO
C/n / msn: 21013/393
First flight: 1975-01-10 (22 years 1 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 46
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 52
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Carajás Airport, PA (CKS) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Marabá Airport, PA (MAB/SBMA), Brazil
Destination airport:Carajás Airport, PA (CKS), Brazil
Flightnumber: 265
The Boeing had taken off from Maraba at 11:55. At 12:34 the aircraft touched down at Carajas' runway 10 in bad weather (thunderstorm, bad visibility) following a VOR approach. The right main gear collapsed rearwards, causing the plane to veer off the right side of the runway, 700m from the point if touchdown. The aircraft ended up in a forest. The first officer was the only fatality.


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photo of Boeing 737-2C3 PP-CJO
PP-CJO, along with all other Cruzeiro planes merged into Varig on January 1, 1993
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Marabá Airport, PA to Carajás Airport, PA as the crow flies is 126 km (79 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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