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Accident
Last updated: 25 August 2016
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 7 June 2000
Time:19:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic B762 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-241ER
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-VNN
C/n / msn: 23803/161
First flight: 1987-01-04 (13 years 5 months)
Total airframe hrs:49134
Cycles:20212
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 178
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 191
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU/SBGR), Brazil
Destination airport:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Flightnumber: 886
Narrative:
Varig Flight 886 to Lima, Peru, experienced an uncontained failure of the HPC stage 3-9 spool in the No. 2 (right) General Electric CF6-80C2B2 engine during takeoff. The flight crew reported that at a speed of about 60 knots, they heard a loud bang. They rejected the takeoff and stopped the airplane on the runway. The copilot opened the right-side cockpit window to look out and advised the pilot that there was a fire around the right main landing gear. The flight crew reported that they then attempted to taxi clear of the fire but stopped the airplane on the runway again when they realized it was the engine that was on fire and ordered an evacuation. Although the flight crew discharged both fire bottles into the No. 2 engine nacelle, the fire continued until it was extinguished by airport fire department personnel.

Contributing factors (translated from Portuguese):
Material factor
(1) Design Deficiency - Contributed
The inspection by penetrating liquid, scheduled to be executed on the HPC stage 3-9 spool, failed to ensure the detection of cracks caused by DTF ("Dwell-Time Fatigue"), such as that caused the failure in this accident.
(2) Deficiency manufacturing - Contributed
The HPC stages 3-9 spool failure occurred because the existence of an area of quasi-cleavage, originating from the manufacturing process of the same.

Sources:
» NTSB Safety Recommendation A-00-104
» FAA Airworthiness Directive 2001-10-07

Official accident investigation report
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investigating agency: Centro de Investigação e Prevenção de Acidentes Aeronáuticos (CENIPA) - Brazil
report status: Final
report number: Final report
report released:23 December 2003
duration of investigation: 3 years and 7 months
download report: Final report

Follow-up / safety actions

FAA issued 1 Airworthiness Directive
NTSB issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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Distance from São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP to Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport as the crow flies is 3463 km (2164 miles).

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