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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 29 april 1952
Tijd:04:40
Type:Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 10-26
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registratie: N1039V
Constructienummer: 15939/12
Bouwjaar: 1949-09-28 (2 years 7 months)
Aantal vlieguren:6944
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-B6
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 41 / inzittenden: 41
Totaal:slachtoffers: 50 / inzittenden: 50
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:450 km (281.3 mijl) SW of Carolina, MA (   Braziliė)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Braziliė
Vliegveld van aankomst:Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS/TTPP), Trinidad en Tobago
Vluchtnummer:PA202
Beschrijving:
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:

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."

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


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accident date: 29-04-1952
type: Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 10-26
registration: N1039V
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accident date: 29-04-1952
type: Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 10-26
registration: N1039V
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ en Port of Spain-Piarco Airport bedraagt 4190 km (2619 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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