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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Date:Wednesday 9 July 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic F100 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 100
Operator:TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais
Registration: PT-WHK
MSN: 11452
First flight: 1993-06-03 (4 years 1 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Tay 650-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 55
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 60
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Suzano, SP (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São José dos Campos Airport, SP (SJK/SBSJ), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Flightnumber: 283
The aircraft was climbing through 2400 m after taking off from Sao José dos Campos when a bomb exploded in the passenger cabin at row 18, underneath seat 18D. The passenger seated in seat 18E was ejected out of the aircraft through a 2 mx2 m hole in the fuselage. A safe emergency landing at São Paulo was carried out.

Forced landing on runway

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photo of Fokker-100-PT-WHK
accident date: 09-07-1997
type: Fokker 100
registration: PT-WHK

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from São José dos Campos Airport, SP to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 92 km (57 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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