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LATAM Brasil Flight Diverts to Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport

LATAM Brasil flight JJ-4799 had to divert for an emergency landing at Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil, on May 20th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Sao Paulo–Congonhas Airport to Campo Grande, Brazil, was diverted due to issues with the cabin pressure.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

LATAM Brasil Flight Diverts to Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport

LATAM Airlines Brasil flight JJ-3392 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil, on April 29th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Sao Paulo–Congonhas Airport to Brasilia, Brazil, was diverted due to a bird strike.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Gol Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport

GolGol Airlines flight G3-5472 made an emergency landing at Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 23rd.

The plane en-route from Belo Horizonte to Sao Paulo–Congonhas Airport, Brazil, was diverted after the crew reported issues with the slats.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 125 people aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

The passengers were taken to Sao Paulo–Congonhas Airport via buses.

Avianca Plane Rejects Takeoff in Brazil due to Bird Strike

AviancaAvianca Plane had to reject takeoff at Sao Paulo- Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 4th.

The Airbus A320-200 was about to takeoff for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when it ingested a bird, prompting the crew to abort taking off.

The plane returned to the apron.

The passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

Jato derrapa em Congonhas

Jato derrapa em Congonhas | 14:58

Um problema na hora da decolagem de um jatinho King Air no aeroporto de Congonhas pode atrapalhar os horários de pousos e decolagens da tarde e da noite de hoje. O jato, que pertence a rede de drogarias Ultrafarma, derrapou na hora da decolagem e bateu num muro. Foi o que na linguagem técnica do setor é chamado de ‘decolaem abortiva, ou seja, quando o jato ia decolar o piloto decidiu parar o procedimento, após detectar probelmas.
O piloto, o co-piloto e um passageiro foram removidos de ambulância. Mas os ferimentos foram leves. E a pista do aeroporto está interditada.

Pilot Error Suspected

Sources Close to Probe Say Engine Wasn’t Idled

Authorities believe pilot error caused the tragedy. If confirmed, it would cast doubt that poor runway conditions were to blame.

Pilots had programmed the computerized engine controls — similar to a car’s cruise-control system — to maintain a speed of about 150 mph. When the plane was about 30 feet off the ground, the pilots correctly switched one of the engines to idle, but did not do so with the other engine. When the plane was braked, the second engine attempted to accelerate to maintain the preset speed.

One of the airplane’s thrust reversers, a device used to slow the aircraft, was broken but the manufacturer claims plane is safe to fly with a disabled reverser.

However, it has long been claimed that the short runway at Congonhas is unsafe in rainy conditions. The runway has been the site of problem landings before, and was even closed briefly this year, by court order.

Air traffic controllers fear that government officials will use reports of pilot error to excuse themselves from making further improvements to the air safety system.

Could It Be The Brakes

SAO PAULO Widespread claims of a faulty runway, potential pilot error or failure of the plane’s brakes? That is the question

Many officials and aviation experts blamed the rain-soaked runway where the plane skidded before crashing and exploding.

A video of the landing suggests other factors.

Footage shows the TAM Linhas Aereas plane accelerating instead of braking. Speculation is that the pilot was trying to lift off again.

“The government will try to convince public opinion that the runway at Congonhas is not at fault,” said Elnio Borges, president of the Varig Pilots’ Association. “They’re going to do everything they can to blame the pilot.”

Only 18 bodies have been identified. Four badly injured victims died in hospitals. At the TAM cargo building hit by the plane, eight people are missing.

The landing strip had not been grooved to drain rainwater.

“Why was Congonhas reopened in that state?” asked Paulo Sampaio, an aviation consultant at Multiplan Consultora in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s a crime.”

Infraero’s Pereira said “We have to clarify why the plane accelerated again,” he added. “Only the black box can tell us that.”

Air traffic controllers, fearing to be made scapegoats for that accident, have staged periodic work slowdowns to protest against deficient radar and radio equipment poor pay and hours. Delays and cancellations are routine. Passengers occasionally storm the airfields.

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