07/16/1932 Ford 5-AT-C Tri Motor(NC403H)
Location: Vitacura, Chile
Aboard / 9 Fatal
flight crashed into a mountain. The wreckage was found 20 months later.
06/11/1934 Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor(NC8417)
Location: Junin, Argentina
Aboard / 6 Fatal
into Mar Chiquita Lagoon during a heavy rainstorm.
??? 08/02/1937 Sikorsky S-43(NC15065)
Location: Panama Canal Zone
Crashed during bad weather into Carribean off shore with mail.
Aircraft had a history of fuel problems.
Clipper 01/11/1938 Sikorsky S-42(NC16734)
Pango Pango, U.S. Samoa
6 Aboard / 6 Fatal
The aircraft exploded in mid-air as the crew attempted to dump
fuel for an emergency landing at Pango Pango. Neither the plane or
six crew members were ever found. Pan American's first pilot, Captain Edwin C.
Musick, who flew the famous China Clipper was killed.
Clipper 07/28/1938 Martin Clipper M-130 (NC14714)
Ocean between Manila and Guam
15 Aboard / 15 Fatal
The flight crashed into the ocean while en route. Cause
The plane may have been hijacked by the Japanese.
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Clipper 01/21/1943 Martin
Hawaii - San Francisco
Aboard / 19 Fatal
into a mountain while en route from Hawaii to San Francisco in bad
01/22/1943 Douglas DC-3(NC33645)
Mt. Chaparra, Peru
15 / Fatal 14
Clipper 02/22/1943 Boeing B-314(NC18603)
Aboard / 24 Fatal
while attempting to land. Contact of the left wingtip of the aircraft
with the water while making a descending turn preparatory to landing.
Novelist Ben Robertson killed. Actress Jane Froman injured.
Hong Kong 08/08/1944 Sikorsky S-42(NC823M)
Aboard / 17 Fatal
on takeoff and sank into the ocean.
Clipper ??? 8/24/1944
to remove a control lock allowed the controls to be pulled back, letting
the plane take to the air but it could not be pushed forward to level
off causing it to stall.
Clipper 01/08/1945 Martin M-130(NC14716)
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Aboard / 23 Fatal
while attempting to land.
Eclipse 06/19/1947 Lockheed 049 Constellation(NC88845)
Al Mayadin, Syria
36 / Fatal 14
on a flight originating in New York and making its inaugural westbound
flight of round-the-world service, the aircraft's No. 1 engine failed
half-way on a leg from Karachi to Istanbul. Due to closed airports and
inadequate repair facilities, the pilot chose to continue to its
destination. Several hours later, the remaining engines overheated and
the No.2 engine caught fire causing the plane to crash. Gene Roddenberry
(creator of Star Trek) was a deadheading Pan Am pilot aboard who helped
rescue many of the passengers. The crash was blamed on Pan Am's failure
to replace the No. 2 engine which had experienced several problems
Talisman 10/26/1947 Douglas DC-4A(NC88920)
Annette Island, Alaska
Aboard / 18 Fatal
aircraft crashed into Tamgas Mountain after abandoning an approach to
Annette Island because of extreme turbulence and radioing its intentions
to proceed to Juneau. Possible severe turbulence or icing.
Empress of The Skies 04/15/1948 Lockheed Constellation(NC88858)
Shannon, Ireland Time: 02:35
Aboard / 30 Fatal
executing a second instrument approach at Shannon Airport, the aircraft
struck the ground 2,380 feet from the approach end of the intended
runway. Continuation of an instrument approach to an altitude
insufficient to clear the terrain.
Monarch 01/30/1949 Lockheed L-749(NC86530)
Port Washington, New York
collision. Two killed on the Cessena, none on the Lockheed.