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Last updated: 13 November 2019
Estado:Final
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
Descripción:
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."

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


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