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New questions raised on LAPA accident

No evidence has been found for engine failure on the LAPA Boeing 737-200 that overran the runway at Buenos Aires' Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport after an abandoned take-off, say sources close to the investigation.

Although the majority of witnesses to the fatal crash on 31 August say an engine failed just after unstick, others suggest that the aircraft rotated, but failed to get airborne (Flight International, 8-14 September). The sources say both thrust reversers in the wreckage were deployed. The picture shows that the aircraft hardly deviated from the runway centreline.

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