Accident Douglas DC-6 N90806,
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Date:Sunday 12 July 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-6
Owner/operator:Transocean Air Lines
Registration: N90806
MSN: 42901/153
Year of manufacture:1949
Total airframe hrs:6235 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Fatalities:Fatalities: 58 / Occupants: 58
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:550 km E of Wake Island (Pacific Ocean) -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Wake Island Airport (AWK/PAWK)
Destination airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft, named "The Royal Hawaiian", struck the sea at high speed. Weather in the area at the time of the accident included cloud layers at FL150 and thunderstorm activity.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board is unable to determine the probable cause of this accident from the available evidence."

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


ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (95-96)


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