Vliegtuigongeval op 14 OCT 1947 met Boeing 314A NC18612 - Gander, NL, Canada
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:dinsdag 14 oktober 1947
Tijd:10:04 UTC
Type:Boeing 314A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American International Airways
Registratie: NC18612
Constructienummer: 2086
Bouwjaar: 1941
Aantal vlieguren:12000
Motoren: 4 Wright R-2600
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 62
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 69
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1390 km (868.8 mijl) NE van Gander, NL, Canada (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Foynes, Ierland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Gander Airport, NL (YQX/CYQX), Canada
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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