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Last updated: 27 October 2021
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Datum:zaterdag 12 september 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registratie: N88900
Constructienummer: 10504
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Mercedes (   Honduras)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport (SAL/MSSS), El Salvador
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 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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