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NTSB Identification: ENG01RA010
On September 15, 2001, a Fokker F28 Mk 100 operated by TAM (a Brazilian certificated air carrier) registered in Brazil as PT-MRN, had the fan and low pressure compressor (LPC) separate from the No. 2 engine, a Rolls Royce Tay. The fan and LPC exited the inlet and struck the right side of the fuselage at two locations along the window belt resulting in an explosive decompression and fatal injuries to a passenger. The airplane made a successful emergency landing a Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Of the 6 crew members and 76 passengers on board, there was 1 fatal injury and 3 minor injuries to the passengers. The airplane was operating as a regularly scheduled flight from Recife, Brazil to Campinas, Brazil.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Brazil. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Aeronautical Accident Prevention And Investigation Center (CENIPA)
Information Technology Division
SHIS-QI 05-VI Comar
Brasilia-DF, Brazil, 71.615.600
Phone: 55 61 3364 8819
Facsimile: 55 61 3365 1004

This report is for informational purposes only, and contains information released by or obtained for the Government of Brazil.