Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 30 August 2002
Time:12:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic F100 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 100
Operator:TAM Linhas Aéreas
Registration: PT-MRL
C/n / msn: 11441
First flight: 1993-02-15 (9 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Tay 650-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Paulo-Viracopos Airport, SP (VCP) (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, BA (SSA/SBSV), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU/SBGR), Brazil
Flightnumber:3499
Narrative:
Flight 3499 departed Salvador at 08:46. Excessive pressure in the hydraulics prevented the landing gear from being lowered. An emergency belly landing at Viracopos Airport was carried out.

Classification:

Forced landing on runway

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


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Distance from Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, BA to São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP as the crow flies is 1445 km (903 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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