Date: January 11, 1938
Time: 19:40
Location: Pago Pago, U.S. Samoa
Operator: Pan American World Airways
Flight #: 1
Route: Honolulu - Pago Pago - Auckland
AC Type: Sikorsky S-42 (flying boat)
Registration: NC16734
cn / ln: 4207
Aboard: 7   (passengers:0  crew:7)
Fatalities: 7   (passengers:0  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft exploded in mid-air as the crew attempted to dump fuel for an emergency landing at Pago Pago. Neither the plane or seven 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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