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Last updated: 23 October 2021
Fecha:sábado 3 octubre 1942
Tipo:Vought-Sikorsky VS-44
Operador:American Export Airlines
Registración: NC41880
Numéro de série: 4401
Año de Construcción: 1942
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 11
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 26
Total:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 37
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Botwood Seaplane Base, NL (   Canadá)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Botwood Seaplane Base, NL, Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Irlanda
Número de Vuelo: 71
Porpoised and crashed on takeoff.
The flying boat operated on a flight from New York's LaGuardia Marine Air Terminal to Shannon, Ireland with an en route stop at Botwood, Canada.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadvertent actuation of the wing flaps to the full 35° down position during the take-off run, thereby rendering the aircraft excessively nose-heavy and uncontrollable.

» CAB report


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Distance from Botwood Seaplane Base, NL to Shannon Airport as the crow flies is 3196 km (1998 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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