Re: 2 engines vs 4 engines planes

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works
Date:         23 Nov 93 00:02:48 PST
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>	Early on in flights between Hawaii and the mainland, wasn't there
>a Pan Am plane that had engine trouble and couldn't make it to land, so it
>arranged to "land" in the Pacific Ocean near a waiting Coast Guard rescue ship?

That was one of Pan Am's Boeing Stratocruisers (N90943, Clipper
Sovereign of the Skies).  On October 16, 1956, it was about midway
between San Francisco and Honolulu when the #1 engine died.  They
were unable to feather the prop and drag of the windmilling prop
was too much for them to be able to make it to land.  Instead, they
burned off fuel then ditched alongside a US Coast Guard cutter (the
USS Ponchartrain) and all aboard survived.

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