- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: October 14, 1947
Time: 1004
Location: Ocean, 800 miles east of Newfoundland
Operator: American International Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: Foynes, Ireland - Botwood, Newfoundland - New York
AC Type: Boeing 314A
Registration: NC18612
cn / ln: 2086
Aboard: 69   (passengers:62  crew:7)
Fatalities: 0   (passengers:0  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane was 5,000 pounds over its certified weight and had to land at sea when it ran out of fuel in severe headwinds. Over the next following 25 hours all occupants were rescued by the US Coast Guard ship Bibb using rafts and small boats and the plane was then sunk as a hazard to shipping.
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