Accident Sikorsky S-42 NC824M, Saturday 11 April 1936
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Date:Saturday 11 April 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic s42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky S-42
Owner/operator:Pan American Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: NC824M
MSN: 4202
Year of manufacture:1935
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 25
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Port of Spain -   Trinidad and Tobago
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
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Destination airport:
A Sikorsky S-42 flying boat, named "Puerto Rican Clipper", was damaged in an accident at Port of Spain, Trinidad. The flight originated in Miami, FL and was bound for Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Intermediate stops were planned at amongst others Port of Spain, Trinidad and Natal, Brazil.
It was taking off when the pilot saw a fishing boat in his path and swerved sharply to avoid it but one pontoon struck the boat and the plane reportedly overturned. Three occupants drowned.


El Litoral - Apr 11, 1936
The Virgin Islands Daily News - Apr 17, 1936


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