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Last updated: 18 April 2019
Datum:Dienstag 24 September 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: NC88831
Werknummer: 2031
Baujahr: 1946
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 26
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 36
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Shannon Airport (SNN) (   Irland)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), USA
Flug nach:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Irland
The Constellation, named "Clipper Caribbean", landed at Shannon. As the captain called for 'flaps up' the co-pilot inadvertently raised the landing gear. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair as a result.

» Piston Engine Airliner Production List / A.B. Eastwood, J. Roach, 1996
» Ellensburg Daily Record - Sep 24, 1946


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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Shannon Airport as the crow flies is 4909 km (3068 miles).

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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