Varig Flight 254 CVR Recording (With subtitles)

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Accident Description:

๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด ๐—™๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฐ was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Sรฃo Paulo to Belรฉm with an intermediate stop in Marabรก. The flight was being operated by a Boeing 737-200 (Reg. PP-VMK) on ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฏ, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿด๐Ÿต.

When the plane was preparing for departure at Marabรก, the captain inadvertently entered the wrong course, 270ยฐ in his Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI). The flight plan called for a course of 027ยฐ. When the co-pilot returned from the walk-around check, he checked the course on the captain’s HSI and inserted the same course in his HSI. The flight took off from Marabรก at 17:25. The plane climbed to FL290 and maintained the 270 radial of Marabรก for about 40 minutes. The flight was then cleared to descend to FL200 by Belรฉm ACC. However, the crew failed to find navigational aids and lost radio contact. Course was changed to 090ยฐ as the plane further descended down to FL40. The crew then followed a river, heading 165ยฐ.

Because of the sunset and haze the pilot’s had difficulty navigating. Also, they failed to establish radio contact on several frequencies and failed to find navaids in the area. Just after finding two NDB beacons the engines lost power due to fuel shortage. The plane lost altitude and the pilots were forced to carry out a landing in the dark and without external references. At about 20:45 the plane made a forced landing in the jungle. The plane was located 44 hours after the accident. 42 occupants survived and 12 had sustained fatal injuries in the accident.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€:
a. Human Factor
(1) Physiological aspect – Did not contribute to the accident.
(2) Psychological aspect – The following psychological variables contributed to the accident:
(a) Misleading perception – In the reading of the plan and incorrect heading insertion by the commander.
(b) Reinforcement – In the reading and incorrect heading insertion by the co-pilot and heading conference placed by the commander.
(c) Marginal attention and level of attention – The non-recognition of conditions that would mean being far from the objective: request for “VHF bridge” when other aircraft were talking normally with the Control; “reception” of commercial stations, and non-receipt of destination NDB, etc.
(d) Predisposition – Mainting the urge to go to the established objective (Belem).
(e) Predisposition duration – Maintenance of FL 040 for a long time.
(f) Reinforcement of predisposition – Reception of boundaries when selecting Belem’s radio frequencies.
(g) Attention Fixing – Permanent search for headings, radio contacts or river contours, as an alternative, to reach the fixed goal.
(h) Blocks – Delays in identifying the initial headings error and plotting itself in navigation.
(i) Geographical position error.
b. Material Factor – Did not contribute to the accident.
c. Operational Factor
(1) Poor supervision – Inadequate graphical representation of the Computer Flight Plan.
(2) Poor cockpit coordination – No supervision of cockpit activities. Actions were not supervised, but imitated.
(3) Poor support staff – Lack of radio contact by the operator’s Flight Coordination with the aircraft in flight, after the significant landing delay in Belรฉm, thus breaking the chain of events of the accident.
(4) Pilot aspect characterized by environmental influence – Difficulties of visualization due to sunset and dry fog: Radio aid markings received from great distances, originating from the ionospheric propagation of electromagnetic waves.
(5) Pilot aspect characterized by poor planning – Lack of route letters to cross the flight plan information.
(6) Pilot aspect characterized by poor judgment – Inadequate evaluation and use of radio-navigation equipment, resulting in the pursuit of markings without causing tuning and identification.
(7) Pilot aspect characterized by other operational factors – Operational doctrine firming.

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