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Last updated: 15 November 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 16 September 2001
Time:10:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2C3
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-CJN
C/n / msn: 21012/392
First flight: 1975-01-06 (26 years 9 months)
Total airframe hrs:68500
Cycles:65500
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 62
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 67
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Goiânia-Santa Genoveva Airport, GO (GYN) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU/SBGR), Brazil
Destination airport:Goiânia-Santa Genoveva Airport, GO (GYN/SBGO), Brazil
Flightnumber:2240
Narrative:
Flight 2240 carried out an approach to runway 14 in instrument flight conditions due to rain. The aircraft touched down with the right landing wheel on the left side of the runway, 500 meters from the threshold. It then touched down with its left wheel and left the runway soon thereafter. The 737 collided with an obstacle as the pilot tried to steer the plane back onto the runway. The no. 2 engine separated from the wing and the nose gear as well as the right hand main gear collapsed.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Departamento de Aviação Civil (DAC)
» Folha Online, Rodrigo Raso
» ICAO Adrep
» Tommy Maurer


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Distance from São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP to Goiânia-Santa Genoveva Airport, GO as the crow flies is 806 km (504 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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