Date & Time: Mar 28, 1964 at 0600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Facilities Management Corporation
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Honolulu – Los Angeles
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
The DC-4 took off from Honolulu at 22:47 PST for a flight to Los Angeles, ETA 10:27 PST. At 05:54 PST the pilot reported a bad fire in the no. 2 engine and stated that a ditching might become necessary. Nothing more was heard from the flight. Extensive search efforts were discontinued after 5 days; nothing had been found. A total of 15-17 min maintenance delay had occurred on the Los Angeles-Philippines round trip. Among the causes of these delays was a recurring oil leak in the propeller governor assembly for the no. 2 engine.
In-flight No.2 engine fire for an undetermined cause, resulting in ditching at sea.