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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Fecha:domingo 12 julio 1953
Hora:ca 20:40
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operador:Transocean Air Lines
Registración: N90806
Numéro de série: 42901/153
Año de Construcción: 1949
Horas Totales de la Célula:6235
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 50 / Ocupantes: 50
Total:Fatalidades: 58 / Ocupantes: 58
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:550 km (343.8 milles) E of Wake Island (Pacific Ocean) (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Wake Island Airport (AWK/PAWK), US Islas Remotas Menores
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 512
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."

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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.

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