Airbus says no evidence of plane fault
A representative for the European aircraft manufacturer told the Brazilian Congress, “We don’t see any indication of a fault.”
A TAM airline Airbus 320 overran the runway while landing at Sao Paulo’s Congonhas airport crossed a road and slammed into an airport building, and exploded on July 17.
Available data shows the aircraft’s brakes functioned correctly.
But the representative said that one of the engine’s throttles was in the ‘climb’ position.
The plane was also operating with only one of of its two thrust reversers, which are used to help brake the plane upon landing.