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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 26 May 2013
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-137E (707-324C)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2404
C/n / msn: 19870/702
First flight: 1968-04-16 (45 years 2 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 131
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 143
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Port-au-Prince-Mais Gate Airport (PAP) (   Haiti)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Port-au-Prince-Mais Gate Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haiti
Destination airport:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO/SBEG), Brazil
Narrative:
A Boeing KC-137E transport plane of the Brazilian Air Force sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP), Haiti. There were no injuries.
There were 12 crew members and 131 passengers on board, who were part of the Brazilian peacekeeping mission in Haiti.
Upon takeoff from runway 28 an engine caught fire and the takeoff was aborted. The airplane veered into the grass. There were burn marks visible on the plane, and its front landing-gear had snapped of.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB


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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 Port-au-Prince-Mais Gate Airport to Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM as the crow flies is 2736 km (1710 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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