- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: September 23, 1962
Time: 21:00
Location: North Atlantic Ocean
Operator: Flying Tiger Line
Flight #: 923
Route: Gander, Newfoundland - Frankfurt, Germany
AC Type: Lockheed 1049H-82 Super Constellation
Registration: N6923C
cn / ln: 4827
Aboard: 76   (passengers:68  crew:8)
Fatalities: 28   (passengers:23  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: A fire developed in the No. 3 engine. A few minutes later, the propeller of the No. 1 engine oversped and the flight engineer inadvertently closed the firewall shutoff valve to the No. 1 engine. The No. 1 engine was then shut down. The No. 2 engine then developed mechanical trouble. The plane ditched at sea approximately 560 nm W of Shannon, Ireland. Failure of 2 of the 4 aircraft's engines and the improper action of the flight engineer which disabled a 3rd engine necessitating a ditching at sea.
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