Date: March 26, 1955
Time: 11:12
Location: Off the Oregon coast
Operator: Pan American World Airways
Flight #: 845/26
Route: Portland - Honolulu
AC Type: Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 10-26
Registration: N1032V
cn / ln: 15932
Aboard: 23   (passengers:15  crew:8)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:2  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane ditched 35 miles off the Oregon coast after the No. 3 engine and propeller broke away causing severe control difficulties. The plane sank after 20 minutes. Loss of control and inability to maintain altitude following failure of the No. 3 propeller which resulted in wrenching free the No. 3 power package. The aircraft was named "Clipper United States."

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