- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 15, 1949
Time: 03:40
Location: Off Lurga Point, Ireland
Operator: Transocean Air Lines
Flight #: ?
Route: Rome - Shannon
AC Type: Douglas DC-3 (C-54A-DO)
Registration: N79989
cn / ln: 3076
Aboard: 58   (passengers:49  crew:9)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:7  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Fuel exhaustion forced the plane to ditch in the Atlantic Ocean, 15 km off the coast of Ireland. The plane stayed afloat for 15 minutes but 8 occupants died due to exposure or drowning. Failure of the captain to properly supervise the crew while en route.
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