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Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 8 noviembre 1957
Hora:ca 01:27
Tipo:Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 10-29
Operador:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registración: N90944
Numéro de série: 15960/40
Año de Construcción: 1949-08-30 (8 years 2 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-B6
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 36 / Ocupantes: 36
Total:Fatalidades: 44 / Ocupantes: 44
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1500 km (937.5 milles) E of Honolulu, HI (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:PA7
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» 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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Boeing 377

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  • 7th loss
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