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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 13 January 1923
Type:Aeromarine 75
Operator:Aeromarine Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) N off Havana, Cuba (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Key West Harbor, FL, United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Aeromarine 75 flying boat named "Columbus" was en route between Key West and Havana when it force landed at sea following engine trouble.
The flying boat was damaged by 10-15 feet waves and the hull began to fill with water. The survivors were rescued by ferry ship HM Flagler.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» "Aviation" magazine of January 22, 1923


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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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