Narrative:Crashed while attempting to land when the left wingtip of the aircraft contacted the water of the River Tagus during a descending turn.
|Date:||Monday 22 February 1943|
|Operator:||Pan American Airways (Pan Am)|
|C/n / msn:|| 1990|
|First flight:|| 1939|
|Total airframe hrs:||8505|
|Engines:|| 4 Wright R-2600-3|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 12|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 27|
|Total:||Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 39 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Lisboa ( Portugal)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Horta Airport (HOR/LPHR), Portugal|
|Destination airport:||Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "An inadvertent contact of the left wing tip of the aircraft with the water while making a descending turn preparatory to landing."
» CAB File No. 2143-43
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Distance from Horta Airport to Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport as the crow flies is 1686 km (1054 miles).