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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 11 September 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-41
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-VLH
C/n / msn: 20424/817
First flight: 1970-10-05 (3 years 11 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 84
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Recife International Airport, PE (REC) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Recife International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brazil
Narrative:
The aircraft landed long and fast in poor visibility and heavy rain conditions. The aircraft overran the runway.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» World Aircraft Accident Summary - CAP 479


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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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