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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Datum:Dienstag 27 Juli 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Sikorsky S-42B
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: NC16736
Werknummer: 4209
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Manaus, AM (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
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Flug nach:?
The "Bermuda Clipper" was fully loaded, with passengers and crew, ready for departure from Manaus, Brazil.
A fire developed in the carburetor of the No. 1 engine and the pilot directed the flight mechanic to pull the fire extinguisher handle. The mechanic then pulled the fuel dump handle by mistake. Flaming gas fell from the carburetor onto the gas on the water, igniting it, and causing the loss of the plane. All occupants were able to evacuate the aircraft.

» Carter Page (E-mail, 24-12-2013)


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