Airplane Crash - 900 Miles E Of Honolulu, Hawaii, Pacifiocean 11/09/1957

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - 900 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii, PacifiOcean


Date11/09/1957
Time16:27
Location900 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii, PacifiOcean
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #7
RouteSan Fransisco - Honolulu
TypeBoeing - 377-10-29 Stratocruiser
RegistrationN90944
Cn/In15960/40
Aboard44
Fatalities44
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft disappeared mid-way on a flight between San Francisco and Honolulu. Wreckage was found 940 miles NE of Honolulu 5 days later. Officially, the cause was never determined. Possible in-flight fire. High levels of carbon monoxide were found in the 19 bodies that were recovered, though this could have resulted from exposure to seawater. The aircraft was named 'Clipper Romance of the Skies.'

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