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Vanishing Act 

Varig Flight 254 was a 737 on its way to Belem, Brazil from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Due to pilot error, it ran out of fuel and crashed into the Amazon jungle.

Director:

Tim Wolochatiuk

Writer:

Greg Beer
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Stephen Bogaert ... Narrator (voice)
Carlos Gonzalez-Vio ... Captain Garcez
Marco Grazzini ... First Officer Zille
Michael Reventar ... ATC Controller
Emidio Michetti Emidio Michetti ... Ronaldo Jenkins
Paquito 'Paco' Hernaci Paquito 'Paco' Hernaci ... Douglas Machado (as Paquito Hernaci)
Manuel Rodriguez-Saenz ... Carlos Siqueira
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Cox John Cox ... Himself
Ronaldo Jenkins Ronaldo Jenkins ... Himself
Douglas Machado Douglas Machado ... Himself
Kathleen Mosier Kathleen Mosier ... Herself (as Dr. Kathleen Mosier)
Ivan Sant'Anna Ivan Sant'Anna ... Himself
Carlos Siqueira Carlos Siqueira ... Himself
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Varig Flight 254 was a 737 on its way to Belem, Brazil from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Due to pilot error, it ran out of fuel and crashed into the Amazon jungle.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vanishing Act See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Jungle.
22 August 2016 | by rmax304823See all my reviews

This is a fine series. The episodes have little in common except the fact that a sizable airplane and its crew get into trouble and make contact with the earth. Here, as elsewhere, the story is presented in three parts: (1) disaster, (2) investigation, (3) solution. Agatha Christie couldn't do better.

In this instance a Varig flight over the Amazon basin takes off and must head northeast towards Belém. Instead the pilot and first officer, both experienced, fly directly west. After the 25-minute flight time has expired and they see nothing of the airport, the pilot concludes that they must have overshot the field and turns the airplane due south until fuel is exhausted and they crash in the jungle, killing five people.

I don't think I want to give too much away but I will say that there was nothing wrong with their navigation instruments. So why did the airplane come down? Because of a decimal point.


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