Airplane Crash - Off The Oregon Coast 03/26/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off the Oregon coast


Date03/26/1955
Time11:12
LocationOff the Oregon coast
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #845/26
RoutePortland - Honolulu
TypeBoeing 377 Stratocruiser 10-26
RegistrationN1032V
Cn/In15932
Aboard23
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryThe plane ditched 35 miles off the Oregon coast after the No. 3 engine and propeller broke away causing severe control difficulties. The plane sank after 20 minutes. Loss of control and inability to maintain altitude following failure of the No. 3 propeller which resulted in wrenching free the No. 3 power package. The aircraft was named 'Clipper United States.'

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