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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Thursday 28 February 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-393
Operator:Panair do Brasil
Registration: PP-PCN
MSN: 3284
First flight: 1941
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Uberlândia Airport, MG (UDI) (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Goiânia-Santa Genoveva Airport, GO (GYN/SBGO), Brazil
Destination airport:Uberlândia Airport, MG (UDI/SBUL), Brazil
Flightnumber: 389
The wing struck trees while going around. Consequently the airplane crashed.
It operated on flight 389 from Goiânia to Rio de Janeiro. Uberlândia was the first planned stop for the flight.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error of judgement on the part of the pilot."


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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 Goiânia-Santa Genoveva Airport, GO to Uberlândia Airport, MG as the crow flies is 271 km (169 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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