Date: October 16, 1956
Time: 06:15
Location: Over the Pacific Ocean
Operator: Pan American World Airways
Flight #: 943
Route: Honolulu - San Francisco
AC Type: Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
Registration: N90943
cn / ln: 15959
Aboard: 31   (passengers:24  crew:7)
Fatalities: 0   (passengers:0  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft ditched into the Pacific Ocean while on a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu after losing the No. 1 and then the No. 4 engine. The aircraft circled around the U.S. Coast Guard cutter "Pontchartrain", at Ocean Station November until daybreak after which it made a successful ditching with no casualties. Probable Cause: An initial mechanical failure which precluded feathering the No.1 propeller and a subsequent mechanical failure which resulted in a complete loss of power from the No.4 engine, the effects of which necessitated a ditching. The aircraft was named "Clipper Sovereign of the Sky."

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