PICTURE: TAM, Varig and Gol warned not to land at Rio de Janeiro's domestic airport in rain

Source: Flightglobal.com
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Brazilian airlines including TAM, Varig and Gol, have ordered pilots not to land in wet conditions at Rio de Janeiro's domestic airport, a news source said.

The ruling made by the Department for Airspace Control on 28 August comes as a result of the TAM A320 crash at Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport on 17 July where it sped off the runway, crashed into a gas station and exploded killing 199 people.

A TAM press officer said: "The note to pilots says that the runway of Santos Dumont is slippery when wet, so TAM ordered its pilots not to land there in the rain."

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