TAM Airlines Flight 3054

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TAM Airlines Flight 3054
PR-MBH Airbus A320 TAM (7319491954).jpg
A TAM Airlines, Airbus A320 similar to the aircraft involved.
Accident
DateJuly 17, 2007 (2007-07-17)
SummaryOvershot the runway in bad weather caused by pilot error and hydroplaning
SiteCongonhas-São Paulo Airport, São Paulo, Brazil
23°37′11″S 046°39′44″W / 23.61972°S 46.66222°W / -23.61972; -46.66222Coordinates: 23°37′11″S 046°39′44″W / 23.61972°S 46.66222°W / -23.61972; -46.66222
Aircraft typeAirbus A320-233
OperatorTAM Airlines
RegistrationPR-MBK[1]
Flight originSalgado Filho International Airport, Porto Alegre, Brazil
DestinationCongonhas-São Paulo Airport, São Paulo, Brazil
Passengers181
Crew6
Fatalities199 (all 187 on board; 12 on the ground)
Survivors0

TAM Airlines Flight 3054 was a flight from Porto Alegre to São Paulo, Brazil by an Airbus A320 airplane. On July 17, 2007 the plane missed the runway at São Paulo and crashed into a TAM Express building and a Shell gas station. This was because of pilot error and because it was raining. All 187 people on board the plane and 12 people on the ground died. This was Brazil's worst airplane disaster.

Passengers and crew[change | change source]

Flight 3054 carried 181 passengers and six crew members on the plane. Captain Henrique Stefanini Di Sacco, age 53, was flying the plane. He had nearly 13,700 flight hours over his career as a pilot. The co-pilot was First Officer Kleyber Lima, age 54. He had almost 14,800 hours of flying experience. Most of the passengers on the plane were Brazilians, but 17 came from the United States, and eight from Mexico, five came from Taiwan, four each came from Germany and Italy, three each from the United Kingdom and Canada, two each from France, Sweden, Argentina, the Netherlands, one each from Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, China, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and Venezuela.

Nationality Passengers Crew Ground Total
 Argentina 2 0 0 2
 Australia 1 0 0 1
 Belgium 1 0 0 1
 Bolivia 1 0 0 1
 Brazil 111 6 12 129
 Canada 3 0 0 3
 Chile 1 0 0 1
 China 1 0 0 1
 France 2 0 0 2
 Germany 4 0 0 4
 Greece 1 0 0 1
 Indonesia 1 0 0 1
 Ireland 1 0 0 1
 Italy 4 0 0 4
 Japan 1 0 0 1
 Mexico 8 0 0 8
 Norway 1 0 0 1
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2
 Peru 1 0 0 1
 Portugal 1 0 0 1
 Romania 1 0 0 1
 Russia 1 0 0 1
 South Africa 1 0 0 1
 Spain 1 0 0 1
 Sweden 2 0 0 2
  Switzerland 1 0 0 1
 Taiwan 5 0 0 5
 United Kingdom 3 0 0 3
 United States 17 0 0 17
 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
Total 181 6 12 199

References[change | change source]

  1. Ionides, Nicholas (July 18, 2007). "BREAKING NEWS: TAM A320 crashes in São Paulo". Flight International. Retrieved February 23, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)