Understanding the Sao Paulo Tam air crash

Safety has again been brought to the forefront after yesterday’s ill-fated TAM A320 crash in Sao Paolo.

The event is indeed deeply tragic; an Airbus A320 aircraft skidded off the runway onto a busy road,killing nearly 200 people,including some people on the ground as the aircraft spilled onto a petrol station.

Although explanations of the tragic event are still inconclusive, we have offered some of our own thoughts on the accident and found this video highlighting the kind of speeds reached when landing on Sao Paulo’s Congonhas Airport.

Some of our forum users have also offered their own opinions on this event, highlighting the importance of understanding and discussing possible failings to gain a sense of perspective,so in future the possibilities of such tragedies happening can be avoided.

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