Airplane Crash - Pago Pago, U.S. Samoa 01/11/1938

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Pago Pago, U.S. Samoa


Date01/11/1938
Time19:40
LocationPago Pago, U.S. Samoa
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #1
RouteHonolulu - Pago Pago - Auckland
TypeSikorsky S-42 (flying boat)
RegistrationNC16734
Cn/In4207
Aboard7
Fatalities7
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft exploded in mid-air as the crew attempted to dump fuel for an emergency landing at Pago Pago. Neither the plane or six crew members were ever found. The aircraft was named 'Samoan Clipper.' Pan American's first pilot, Captain Edwin C. Musick, killed.

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