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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 12 Juli 1953
Zeit:ca 20:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Fluggesellschaft:Transocean Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N90806
Werknummer: 42901/153
Baujahr: 1949
Betriebsstunden:6235
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 50 / Insassen: 50
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 58 / Insassen: 58
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:550 km (343.8 Meilen) E of Wake Island (Pacific Ocean) (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Wake Island Airport (AWK/PAWK),
Flug nach:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), USA
Flugnummer: 512
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft, named "The Royal Hawaiian", struck the sea at high speed. Weather in the area at the time of the accident included cloud layers at FL150 and thunderstorm activity.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board is unable to determine the probable cause of this accident from the available evidence."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (95-96)


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Distance from Wake Island Airport to Honolulu International Airport, HI as the crow flies is 3673 km (2296 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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