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Date:23-DEC-1927
Time:~ 7:30 pm
Type:Sikorsky S-36 Amphibian
Owner/operator:Mrs Frances Wilson Grayson
Registration: NX 1282
C/n / msn: 3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:About 20 miles NW of Cape Cod -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Roosevelt Field, New York
Destination airport:Harbour Grace, Newfoundland
Narrative:
The Sikorski twin-engine amphibian took off on flight to Newfoundland, to refuel there before attempting a trans-Atlantic crossing to London.

On board the ' Dawn ' were the owner Frances Grayson, pilot Oskar Omdal, navigator/wireless operator Brice Goldsborough, and flight engineer Frank Koehler.

At about 7:30 p.m. the watch aboard a schooner battling a gale and heavy seas about 20 miles off Cape Cod thought they heard aircraft engines which abruptly ceased, followed moments later by the sound of a splash.
The ship's crew were unable to sight anything and not being equipped with a radio transmitter were unable to report the incident.
A shore marine radio station also reported a request, believed to be from the 'plane, for a radio bearing followed by the message, " plane down."

Despite a search no trace of the Dawn or its crew was ever found.

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Revision history:

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08-May-2009 02:26 angels one five Added
08-May-2009 19:27 angels one five Updated
13-May-2009 01:22 angels one five Updated
19-May-2009 01:02 angels one five Updated
29-May-2010 03:13 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 00:52 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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