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Datum:Sonntag 5 August 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Martin JRM-1 Mars
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 76819
Werknummer: 9263
Baujahr: 1945-07-21 ()
Triebwerk: 4 Wright R-3350-24WA Cyclone
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Chesapeake Bay, MD (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Unfallbericht:
The Martin Mars flying boat, named Hawaii Mars, was on a routine test flight when the upper section of the vertical tail fin broke away. It was flying over Chesapeake Bay at 6000 ft at that time. Control problems forced the crew to carry out an emergency landing in the bay. The hull was breached and the flying boat sank about 500 yards off shore.

Informationsquelle:
» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Aug 6, 1945
» Old Wings - Martin JRM-3 Mars Air Tankers


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