Airplane Crash - North Atlantiocean 09/23/1962

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - North AtlantiOcean


Date09/23/1962
Time21:00
LocationNorth AtlantiOcean
OperatorFlying Tiger Line
Flight #923
RouteGander, Newfoundland - Frankfurt, Germany
TypeLockheed 1049H-82 Super Constellation
RegistrationN6923C
Cn/In4827
Aboard76
Fatalities28
Ground0
SummaryA fire developed in the No. 3 engine. A few minutes later, the propeller of the No. 1 engine oversped and the flight engineer inadvertently closed the firewall shutoff valve to the No. 1 engine. The No. 1 engine was then shut down. The No. 2 engine then developed mechanical trouble. The plane ditched at sea approximately 560 nm W of Shannon, Ireland. Failure of 2 of the 4 aircraft's engines and the improper action of the flight engineer which disabled a 3rd engine necessitating a ditching at sea.

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