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Old 1st Sep 2010, 01:48
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Another insight from a post on the ContatoRadar site, secondhand observation by supposedly knowlegeable witnesses who took the trouble to check the end of the runway:
Gear was down but the aircraft lost altitude on short finals, main gear hit 10cm below the concrete lip at the beginning of the runway overshoot area and collapsed; left main gear ricocheted up, hitting the left horizontal stabilizer. Aircraft veered left and collided with vasi, right engine ingested bits of same and caught fire.
I've not been to Vitoria da Conquista but... there are a few clips on YouTube showing an approach over a small lake or reservoir. There's an embankment, not very high but steep,immediately prior to the paved 50m overrun area before the threshold. In the clips that overrun area looked slightly ramped itself.
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