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Last updated: 13 June 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 8 November 1957
Zeit:ca 01:27
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 10-29
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: N90944
Werknummer: 15960/40
Baujahr: 1949-08-30 (8 years 2 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-B6
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 36 / Insassen: 36
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 44 / Insassen: 44
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1500 km (937.5 Meilen) E of Honolulu, HI (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), USA
Flug nach:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), USA
Flugnummer:PA7
Unfallbericht:
Boeing 377 Stratocruiser "Clipper Romance of the Skies" carried out a round-the-world flight originating in San Francisco, first stop being Honolulu. The aircraft departed San Francisco at 19:51 GMT for a 10-hour flight. Latest position report over the Pacific was at 01:04. Some days later, on 14 November, the US Navy carrier "Philippine Sea" located bodies and parts of wreckage some 940 miles east of Honolulu and 90 miles North of the intended track.
The remains of 19 victims were recovered.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board has insufficient tangible evidence at this time to determine the cause of the accident. Further research and investigation is in process concerning the significance of evidence of carbon monoxide in body tissue of the aircraft occupants."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (35-41)


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Distance from San Francisco International Airport, CA to Honolulu International Airport, HI as the crow flies is 3831 km (2395 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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