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Last updated: 13 June 2021
Datum:Montag 22 Februar 1943
Zeit:18:47 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 314A
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: NC18603
Werknummer: 1990
Baujahr: 1939
Triebwerk: 4 Wright R-2600-3
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 12
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 27
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 39
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Lisboa (   Portugal)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Horta Airport, Azores (HOR/LPHR), Portugal
Flug nach:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Crashed while attempting to land when the left wingtip of the aircraft contacted the water of the River Tagus during a descending turn.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An inadvertent contact of the left wing tip of the aircraft with the water while making a descending turn preparatory to landing."

» CAB File No. 2143-43


photo of Boeing-314A-NC18603
accident date: 22-02-1943
type: Boeing 314A
registration: NC18603

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 Horta Airport, Azores to Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport as the crow flies is 1686 km (1054 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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