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Last updated: 23 September 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 16 maart 1962
Tijd:ca 01:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Flying Tiger Line
Registratie: N6921C
Constructienummer: 4817
Bouwjaar: 1957
Aantal vlieguren:17224
Motoren: 4 Wright R-3350 (988TC18EA3)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 96 / inzittenden: 96
Totaal:slachtoffers: 107 / inzittenden: 107
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:between Guam and Angeles City (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Guam-Agana NAS (NGM), Guam
Vliegveld van aankomst:Angeles City-Clark Air Base (CRK/RPMK), Filippijnen
Vluchtnummer: 739
Beschrijving:
Flying Tiger Line Flight 7815/13, operating as Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Charter flight 739/14, originated at Travis AFB with refueling stops at Honolulu, Wake Island, Guam, Clark AFB and was to terminate at Saigon. The flight arrived at Guam at 11:14 GMT with the only irregularities on the way being minor maintenance on the ignition systems of engines no. 1 and 3 at Honolulu, a 30 min delay at Honolulu because of stewardess complaints of inadequate rest facilities aboard, and minor maintenance at Wake Island (discrepancies in the no. 1 and 3 engine ignition systems). The flight departed Guam at 12:57 GMT for an IFR flight to Clark AFB, Philippine Islands with an ETA of 19:16 GMT.
The flight climbed to a cruising altitude of 18000 feet and reported being at position 13 40'N and 140 00'E at 14:22. The crew expected to reach position 14 00'N 135 00'E at 15:30. At 15:33 Guam IFSS was experiencing communication difficulties caused by heavy radio static and at 15:39 the operator attempted to contact N6921C to obtain its position report. No radio contact could be established.
Search and rescue operations were instituted at 19:43. It appeared that at 15:30 GMT (01:30 local time) the crew of the SS TL Lenzen supertanker had sighted a midair explosion from their position at 13 44'N and 134 49'E.
The subsequent search covered 144000 sq miles using 48 aircraft and 8 surface vessels, but nothing was found.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board is unable to determine the probable cause of this accident from the evidence now available."

Bronnen:
» CAB Aircraft Accident Report File No. 1-0002
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume I, Circular 71-AN/63 (24-27)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Guam-Agana NAS en Angeles City-Clark Air Base bedraagt 2602 km (1626 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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Lockheed L-1049

  • 564 built
  • 49e ongeval
  • 28e dodelijk ongeval
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  • 3e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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