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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 5 April 1950
Type:Martin JRM-3 Mars
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 76822
C/n / msn: 9266
First flight: 1946
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ke'ehi Lagoon, Oahu, HI (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Martin Mars flying boat, named "Marshall Mars", suffered an in-flight engine fire and force-landed in Ke'ehi Lagoon, Oahu, HI. The fire continued to spread and when it reached the fuel tanks the aircraft exploded and sank.

Classification:

Ditching

Sources:
» Old Wings - Martin JRM-3 Mars Air Tankers


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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