Airplane Crash - Lisbon, Portugal 02/22/1943

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Lisbon, Portugal


Date02/22/1943
Time06:47
LocationLisbon, Portugal
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #9035
RouteNew York City - Lisbon
TypeBoeing B-314 (flying boat)
RegistrationNC18603
Cn/In1990
Aboard39
Fatalities25
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into the Targus River in poor weather while attempting to land. Inadvertent contact of the left wing tip of the aircraft with the water while making a descending turn preparatory to landing. The aircraft was named the Yankee Clipper. Novelist Ben Robertson and singer, actress Tamara Drasin, 34, among those killed. Actress Jane Froman seriously injured.

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