Date & Time: Aug 16, 1927
Type of aircraft:
Buhl CA-5 AirSedan
Operator:
Registration:
NC2915
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Oakland - Honolulu
MSN:
10
YOM:
1927
Country:
World
Region:
World
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Crew was taking part to the 'Dole Race' prize between Oakland and Honolulu. Ten minutes after takeoff, crew returned to Oakland due to technical problems. The second departure was performed without any problems few minutes later and has been approved. Christened 'Miss Doran', aircraft never arrived in Honolulu and disappeared without trace in the Pacific Ocean. All efforts to find the aircraft and its crew were unsuccessful.
Crew:
Auggy Pedlar, pilot,
Vilas R. Knope, navigator.
Passenger:
Mrs. Mildred Doran.