Narrative:The "Bermuda Clipper" was fully loaded, with passengers and crew, ready for departure from Manaus, Brazil.
|Date:||Tuesday 27 July 1943|
|Operator:||Pan American Airways (Pan Am)|
|C/n / msn:|| 4209|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Manaus, AM ( Brazil)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
A fire developed in the carburetor of the No. 1 engine. The pilot directed the flight mechanic to pull the fire extinguisher handle. The mechanic pulled the fuel dump handle by mistake. Flaming gas fell from the carburetor onto the gas on the water, igniting it, and causing the loss of the plane.
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