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Last updated: 19 June 2021
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Fecha:domingo 5 agosto 1945
Tipo:Martin JRM-1 Mars
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 76819
Numéro de série: 9263
Año de Construcción: 1945-07-21 ()
Motores: 4 Wright R-3350-24WA Cyclone
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Chesapeake Bay, MD (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
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.

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


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