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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Estado:Preliminar - Oficial
Fecha:lunes 5 octubre 1998
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B74S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747SP-44
Operado por:Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique - LAM
Alquilado a :South African Airways - SAA
Registración: ZS-SPF
Numéro de série: 21263/301
Año de Construcción: 1977-01-14 (21 years 9 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7FW
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 16
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 50
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 66
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Maputo International Airport (MPM) (   Mozambique)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Maputo International Airport (MPM/FQMA), Mozambique
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
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.

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photo of Boeing 747SP-44 V5-SPF
V5-SPF returned from its lease to South African Airlines in April 1998 and was immediately leased on to L.A.M.
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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 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.
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