ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A320-232 PT-MZL Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC (FLN)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Thursday 6 November 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Operator:TAM Linhas Aéreas
Registration: PT-MZL
MSN: 1376
First flight: 2000-12-01 (2 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 IAE V2527-A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 122
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 128
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC (FLN) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC (FLN/SBFL), Brazil
It was raining as the TAM A320 approached Florianópolis Airport (FLN). On touchdown a 4 kts headwind changed to a 17 knot crosswind. The airplane suffered a runway excursion on the right hand side. The nose landing gear collapsed.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: CENIPA
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

Runway excursion

» ICAO Adrep file 03003760


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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC as the crow flies is 486 km (304 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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