Accident Douglas C-54A-10-DC (DC-4) N4726V,
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Date:Saturday 28 March 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54A-10-DC (DC-4)
Owner/operator:Facilities Management Corp.
Registration: N4726V
MSN: 10315
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing, written off
Location:1120 km W off San Fransisco, CA -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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.
A total of 15-17 min 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."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: UNK64X1085
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




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