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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 12 septiembre 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operador:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registración: N88900
Numéro de série: 10504
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Mercedes (   Honduras)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport (SAL/MSSS), El Salvador
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
Because of late arrival of the plane and cargo loading equipment problems, the DC-4, named "Clipper Fearless", departed San Salvador 5 hours late - at 03:45. Some 43 miles north San Salvador the aircraft was seen flying up a ravine, barely clearing treetops. The aircraft crashed a little further on, about 23 miles left of the normal course.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight deviated from intended course and struck a mountain, for reasons unknown."



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Distance from San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1621 km (1013 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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