Flugunfall 22 FEB 1943 einer Boeing 314A NC18603 - Lisboa
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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:vom Land entfernt von Lisboa (   Portugal)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Horta Airport, Azores (HOR/LPHR), Portugal
Flug nach:Lisboa-Cabo Ruivo Seaplane Base, 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."

Accident investigation:

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

» CAB File No. 2143-43


photo of Boeing-314A-NC18603
accident date: 22-02-1943
type: Boeing 314A
registration: NC18603
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-Cabo Ruivo Seaplane Base as the crow flies is 1690 km (1056 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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