The pilot of the TAM A320 that crashed late Tuesday at Sao Paulo Conganhas apparently tried to abort the landing and pull up as he contacted the rain-slickened, 6,365-ft. runway at Brazil's busiest airport. Instead, the aircraft slid across a multilane road and into a building that may have contained or been adjacent to a fueling station, killing all 180 passengers and six crew aboard and 3-15 people on the ground (ATWOnline, July 18). TAM owns the building, which reportedly was used as a ...

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