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Accident description
Last updated: 19 March 2018
Date:Wednesday 7 March 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-331C
Operator:Skymaster Airlines
Registration: PT-MST
C/n / msn: 18711/370
First flight: 1964
Total airframe hrs:67600
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK2)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU/SBGR), Brazil
Landed hard at Sao Paulo-Guarulhos runway 09R following a cargo flight (mail and fish) from Belem do Para; the main undercarriage failed and all four engines suffered damage.


» Flávio Marcos de Souza
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Distance from Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA to São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP as the crow flies is 2450 km (1531 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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