Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 15 September 2001
Time:20:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic F100 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 100
Operator:TAM Linhas Aéreas
Registration: PT-MRN
C/n / msn: 11443
First flight: 1993-02-24 (8 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Tay 620-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 82
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 88
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Belo Horizonte, MG (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Airport, SP (VCP/SBKP), Brazil
Flightnumber:9755
Narrative:
Following an uncontained engine failure en route to Sao Paulo, fragments shattered 3 cabin windows of the plane. A passenger from seat 19E was sucked out partly and was being held by another passenger until the aircraft landed. The passenger did not survive though.

Classification:
Uncontained engine failure
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» Departamento de Aviação Civil (DAC)
» Folha Online


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Distance from Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE to São Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Airport, SP as the crow flies is 2097 km (1311 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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