Descripción del Accidente ASN 14 OCT 1947 Boeing 314A NC18612 - Gander, NL, Canada
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:martes 14 octubre 1947
Hora:10:04 UTC
Tipo:Boeing 314A
Operador:American International Airways
Registración: NC18612
Numéro de série: 2086
Año de Construcción: 1941
Horas Totales de la Célula:12000
Motores: 4 Wright R-2600
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 62
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 69
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1390 km (868.8 milles) NE de la costa de Gander, NL, Canada (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Foynes, Irlanda
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Gander Airport, NL (YQX/CYQX), Canadá
The crew were afraid of fuel exhaustion because of strong headwind over the Atlantic and decided to land their flying boat next to a US Coast Guard weather ship. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair after colliding with the ship. The aircraft was sunk by gunfire since it constituted a hazard for surface vessels.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Improper flight planning under conditions of an excess gross weight, resulting in a landing at sea."

» CAB File No. 1-0088
» US Coast Guard documents


photo of Boeing-314A-NC18612
accident date: 14-10-1947
type: Boeing 314A
registration: NC18612
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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