- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 12, 1953
Time: c 08:41
Location: Pacific Ocean, 325 miles east of Wake Island
Operator: Transocean Air Lines
Flight #: 512
Route: Wake Island - Honolulu - Oakland
AC Type: Douglas DC-6A
Registration: N90806
cn / ln: 42901/153
Aboard: 58   (passengers:50  crew:8)
Fatalities: 58   (passengers:50  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: Lost at sea while en route from Wake Island to Honolulu, Hawaii, approximately 325 miles east of Wake Island. Cause not determined, but there was thunderstorms and turbulence in the area. Fourteen bodies and all life rafts were recovered. The plywood panel from the navigator's table was recovered with the words "falling in" written on it. There is some speculation that a bomb caused the accident. The aircraft was named "The Royal Hawaiian."
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