Brazilian plane crash kills 189 July 18, 2007Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.
Some expert suggests his approach speed was too high. Flight data recorders have been sent to the US for analysis.
A TAM Airbus 320 appears to have attempted to regain altitude after an aborted landing in Sao Paulo’s busiest airport. 189 people died, including 15 on the ground.
The runway at Sao Paulo’shas been repeatedly criticized for being too short, and two planes slipped off it in rainy weather just a day earlier, though no one was injured in either incident.
I’ve flown in and out of there about a dozen times. The airport is in the middle of the city, and is surrounded by busy highways and buildings.