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Last updated: 21 March 2018
Fecha:domingo 27 marzo 1983
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2B1
Operador:Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique - LAM
Registración: C9-BAB
Numéro de série: 20281/228
Año de Construcción: 1969-12-16 (13 years 3 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 104
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 110
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,5 km (0.3 milles) de Quelimane Airport (UEL) (   Mozambique)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Pasajeros Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Quelimane Airport (UEL/FQQL), Mozambique
While on final approach at night, the pilot reduced engine power to flight idle. At 230 feet (70 m) the pilot added some power, but the speed decayed to an airspeed below VREF. The stick shaker activated, though full power was applied. The 737 touched down 400 m short of the runway, causing the undercarriage to fail.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Misjudged speed, distance and altitude. Contributing factors were the inadequate crew supervision and the non-use of VASIs (Visual Approach Slope Indicators).


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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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