Accident
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 28 July 1938
Type:Martin M-130
Operator:Pan American Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: NC14714
C/n / msn: 556
First flight: 1934
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S2A5G
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:E off Manila, Philippines (   Pacific Ocean) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guam (unknown airport), Guam
Destination airport:Manila Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Narrative:
Martin flying boat "Hawaii Clipper" departed Alameda on a flight across the Pacific Ocean to Manila. Intermediate stops were made in Hawaii and Guam.
The airplane departed Guam at 11:39 (18:30 CST). The last radio contact was at 22:03 CST saying that it was 565 miles from the Philippine coast, flying through "layers of clouds and moderately rough air."
Search for the plane was called off on August 5, 1938.


Sources:
» Comb Ocean for Hawaii Clipper With 15 Aboard (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 1938-07-29)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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