Crash-aerien 14 OCT 1947 d'un Boeing 314A NC18612 - Gander, NL, Canada
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:mardi 14 octobre 1947
Heure:10:04 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Boeing 314A
Compagnie:American International Airways
Immatriculation: NC18612
Numéro de série: 2086
Année de Fabrication: 1941
Heures de vol:12000
Moteurs: 4 Wright R-2600
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 62
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 69
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:1390 km (868.8 milles) NE de Gander, NL, Canada (   Océan Atlantique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Foynes, Irlande
Aéroport de destination:Gander Airport, NL (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Détails:
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."

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


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