Airplane Crash - Off Antilla, Cuba 08/08/1944

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Antilla, Cuba


Date08/08/1944
Time13:20
LocationOff Antilla, Cuba
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #218
RouteAntilla - Miami
TypeSikorsky S-42 (flying boat)
RegistrationNC823M
Cn/In4201
Aboard31
Fatalities17
Ground0
SummaryCrashed during the third attempt to lift from the water and sank into the ocean. Loss of control due to the captain's inexperience in handling the particular type of aircraft. The aircraft was named 'Hong Kong Clipper.'

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