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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Date:Tuesday 26 December 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25C
Operator:TAM - Táxi Aéreo Marília
Registration: PT-JDX
MSN: 25-131
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:Brasília International Airport, DF (BSB/SBBR), Brazil
Overran runway on takeoff. The runway was wet at the time of the accident, according to local sources. Drainage at the airport was poor.
The aircraft came to a stop near Avenida dos Bandeirantes.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Brasília International Airport, DF as the crow flies is 870 km (544 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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