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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Friday 31 March 1989
Time:17:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3K2
Operator:Transavia Airlines
Registration: PH-HVK
MSN: 23786/1386
First flight: 1987-05-06 (1 year 11 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS) (   Portugal)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Following an engine change at Lisbon Airport, Portugal, the aircraft was directed to taxiway L03 for an engine runup test.
During the second maximum takeoff power test run, at 90.0% N1, parts of the taxiway pavement broke away. Debris was blown away before the engine was shut down, damaging the leading edge and underside of the right-hand horizontal stabilizer.

Probable Cause:

The accident occurred due to the inadequacy of the site for engine experimentatio."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGAC Portugal
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 61 days (2 months)
Accident number: 09/ACCID/GPI/89

Damaged on the ground


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