Airplane Crash - Near Funchal, Island Of Madeira, Portugal 11/19/1977

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Funchal, Island of Madeira, Portugal


Date11/19/1977
Time21:48
LocationNear Funchal, Island of Madeira, Portugal
OperatorTAP (Air Portugal)
Flight #425
RouteBrussels - Funchal
TypeBoeing B-727-282
RegistrationCS-TBR
Cn/In20972/1096
Aboard164
Fatalities131
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft landed 1,000 ft. past the aiming point of the runway in heavy rain, overran the runway and plunged off a cliff during a third landing attempt. Hydroplaning, due to poor drainage on the runway. Excessive speed during landing.

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