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Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:Saturday 18 October 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208A Caravan I
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Meridionais - TAM
Registration: PT-OGC
C/n / msn: 20800064
First flight: 1985
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near São Paulo, SP (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX/SBVT), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo (unknown airport), SP, Brazil
Narrative:
An engine failure (caused by a compressor turbine blade failure) forced the pilot to carry out a landing on a beach. The landing was carried out safely, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair by the waves.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

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