- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: April 15, 1948
Time: 02:35
Location: Shannon, Ireland
Operator: Pan American World Airways
Flight #: 1-10
Route: Belgium - Shannon
AC Type: Lockheed L-049-46 Constellation
Registration: NC-88858
cn / ln: 2058
Aboard: 31   (passengers:21  crew:10)
Fatalities: 30   (passengers:20  crew:10)
Ground: 0
Summary: While executing a second instrument approach at Shannon Airport, the aircraft struck the ground 2,380 feet from the approach end of the intended runway, broke apart and burned. Continuation of an instrument approach to an altitude insufficient to clear the terrain. The failure of a fluorescent light may have been a contributing cause. The plane was named "Clipper Empress of the Skies."
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