An Airbus A320 operated by Brazilian carrier TAM has crashed on landing in Sao Paulo, killing all passengers onboard and on the ground with a death toll of nearly 200 people.
The fast-growing carrier’s A320 reportedly skidded off the runway on landing in wet conditions shortly before 19:00 local time and crashed into buildings and a fuel station after crossing a busy roadway.
News reports and television pictures show burning aircraft wreckage and a burning TAM building at the airport. Reports say there are no survivors from the aircraft and that more than a dozen people on the ground were killed, putting the death toll at nearly 200.
According to Flight’s ACAS database, PR-MBK was built in 1998. It is listed in the database as being owned by Pegasus Aviation and having entered service with TAM in January this year.
ACAS data shows that as of 30 April the aircraft had accumulated 20,379 flying hours and 9,313 cycles.
The airline's black box has been recovered and an investigation is underway.
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