Narrative:Shortly after takeoff the no. 3 engine suffered an uncontained failure. Flying debris caused damage to the no. 4 engine and the wing. A fire erupted, but couldn't be extinguished immediately. An emergency landing was carried out.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||05 OCT 1998|
|Operating for:||Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique - LAM|
|Leased from:||South African Airways - SAA|
|C/n / msn:|| 21263/301|
|First flight:|| 1977-01-14 (21 years 9 months)|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7FW|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 66 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Maputo International Airport (MPM/FQMA), Mozambique|
|Destination airport:||Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal|
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V5-SPF returned from its lease to South African Airlines in April 1998 and was immediately leased on to L.A.M.
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 Maputo International Airport to Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport as the crow flies is 8372 km (5233 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.