Accident
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 27 juli 1943
Type:Sikorsky S-42B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pan American Airways (Pan Am)
Registratie: NC16736
Constructienummer: 4209
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Manaus, AM (   BraziliŰ)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Passagiersvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
The "Bermuda Clipper" was fully loaded, with passengers and crew, ready for departure from Manaus, Brazil.
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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» Carter Page (E-mail, 24-12-2013)


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