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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 1 December 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-222F
Operator:TAF Linhas Aéreas
Registration: PR-MTK
MSN: 20037/701
First flight: 1969
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B (HK3)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:Brasília International Airport, DF (BSB/SBBR), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU/SBGR), Brazil
A Boeing 727-222F cargo plane, registered PR-MTK, sustained substantial damage in a taxiing accident at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU). The crew members reported that the brakes failed as they were approaching stand F00. The airplane collided with airport equipment, rupturing the right hand forward side of the airplane.

Damaged on the ground

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Distance from Brasília International Airport, DF to São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP as the crow flies is 852 km (532 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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Boeing 727

  • 1832 built
  • 113th loss
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