Accident
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 29 April 1952
Zeit:04:40
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 10-26
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: N1039V
Werknummer: 15939
Baujahr: 1947
Betriebsstunden:6944
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-B6
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 41 / Insassen: 41
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 50 / Insassen: 50
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:450 km (281.3 Meilen) SW of Carolina, MA (   Brasilien) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brasilien
Flug nach:Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS/TTPP), Trinidad und Tobago
Flugnummer: 202
Unfallbericht:
Flight 202 originated at Buenos Aires, destination New York, with en route stops scheduled at Montevideo, Uruguay; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Port of Spain, Trinidad. The flight departed Buenos Aires 18:52 UTC. After a scheduled stop at Montevideo the flight arrived at Rio de Janeiro at 01:05, April 29. The flight departed Rio de Janeiro at 02:43 for a direct off-airways flight to Port of Spain. At 06:16 the flight reported abeam of Barreiras, flying at 14,500 feet under VFR conditions and estimating abeam of Carolina, Brazil, at 07:45 UTC. This was the last known message from the flight. The aircraft was later found to have crashed in dense jungle.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The separation of the no.2 engine and propeller from the aircraft due to highly unbalanced forces, followed by uncontrollability and disintegration of the aircraft for reasons undetermined."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 1-0080
» ICAO Circular 38-AN/33 (64-72)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ to Port of Spain-Piarco Airport as the crow flies is 4190 km (2619 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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