ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 314 NC18601 Honolulu, HI
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Date:Sunday 4 November 1945
Type:Boeing 314
Operator:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: NC18601
MSN: 1988
First flight: 1939
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1000 km (625 mls) NE off Honolulu, HI (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Honolulu (unknown airport), HI, United States of America
Destination airport:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
The 'Honolulu Clipper' flying boat landed in the Pacific Ocean after the loss of 2 of the 4 engines in flight. The plane was damaged during the Navy's attempted tow and salvage. The aircraft was then sunk by US Navy gunfire.


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Boeing 314

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  • 2nd loss
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