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Last updated: 15 September 2019
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Fecha:sábado 11 abril 1936
Hora:05:10
Tipo:Sikorsky S-42
Operador:Pan American Airways (Pan Am)
Registración: NC824M
Numéro de série: 4202
Año de Construcción: 1935
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 25
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Port of Spain (   Trinidad y Tobago)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
A Sikorsky S-42 flying boat, named "Puerto Rican Clipper", was damaged in an accident at Port of Spain, Trinidad. The flight originated in Miami, FL and was bound for Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Intermediate stops were planned at amongst others Port of Spain, Trinidad and Natal, Brazil.
It was taking off when the pilot saw a fishing boat in his path and swerved sharply to avoid it but one pontoon struck the boat and the plane reportedly overturned. Three occupants drowned.

Fuentes:
» El Litoral - Apr 11, 1936
» The Virgin Islands Daily News - Apr 17, 1936


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