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.
|Datum:||Dienstag 29 April 1952|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 10-26|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)|
|Triebwerk:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-B6|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 41 / Insassen: 41|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 50 / Insassen: 50 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||450 km (281.3 Meilen) SW of Carolina, MA (Brasilien)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brasilien|
|Flug nach:||Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS/TTPP), Trinidad und Tobago|
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."
» CAB File No. 1-0080
» ICAO Circular 38-AN/33 (64-72)
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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.