30 Years ago today: On 21 March 1989 a Transbrasil Boeing 707 crashed into a residential area on approach to Sao Paulo, Brasil; killing all 3 crew and 22 people on the ground.
|Date:||Tuesday 21 March 1989|
|C/n / msn:||19354/503|
|First flight:||1966-06-09 (22 years 10 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||61000|
|Engines:||4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 22|
|Aircraft fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||2 km (1.3 mls) W of São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU) ( Brazil)|
|Departure airport:||Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO/SBEG), Brazil|
|Destination airport:||São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU/SBGR), Brazil|
The 707 was making a high speed approach to runway 09R when the left wing struck a building. The aircraft crashed into a residential area near the intersection of Rua Rua Regente Feijó and Rua Sandovalina in the Jardim Ipanema neighborhood and burst into flames. Three crew members and 22 persons on the ground were killed.
This 707 was used in the 1970 movie “Airport” when it was still owned by Flying Tigers.