Unfallbericht:The DC-4 took off from Honolulu at 22:47 PST for a flight to Los Angeles, ETA 10:27 PST. At 05:54 PST the pilot reported a bad fire in the no. 2 engine and stated that a ditching might become necessary. Nothing more was heard from the flight. Extensive search efforts were discontinued after 5 days; nothing had been found.
|Datum:||Samstag 28 März 1964|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Facilities Management Corp.|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||1120 km (700 Meilen) W of San Fransisco, CA (Pacific Ocean)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), USA|
|Flug nach:||Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), USA|
A total of 15 17min maintenance delay had occurred on the Los Angeles-Philippines round trip. Among the causes of these delays was a recurring oil leak in the propeller governor assembly for the no. 2 engine.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "In-flight No.2 engine fire for an undetermined cause, resulting in ditching at sea."
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Honolulu International Airport, HI to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 4084 km (2553 miles).
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.