Date: August 08, 1944
Time: 1320
Location: Off Antilla, Cuba
Operator: Pan American World Airways
Flight #: 218
Route: San Juan - Antilla - Miami
AC Type: Sikorsky S-42 (flying boat)
Registration: NC823M
cn / ln: 4201
Aboard: 31   (passengers:26  crew:5)
Fatalities: 17   (passengers:17  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed during the third attempt to lift from the water and sank into the ocean. Loss of control due to the captain's inexperience in handling the particular type of aircraft. The aircraft was named "Hong Kong Clipper."

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