The China Clipper and Pan Am Staff at Alameda, California, December 18, 1936

Title

The China Clipper and Pan Am Staff at Alameda, California, December 18, 1936

Description

Image from cover of Crosscheck: Pan Am's Safety Dialogue, Vol. 7, No. 3, Nov. 1980. Caption reads: "China Clipper and Pan Am staff at Alameda, California, December 18, 1936. The China Clipper was one of three Martin-130 flying boats owned by Pan Am. It began passenger and airmail service in November, 1935, serving Honolulu, Manila and Hong Kong. Powered by four Pratt and Whitney Wasp engines rated at 830 horsepower for takeoff, the airplane could cruise 2400 miles with 24 passengers and 2000 pounds of mail. Maximum cruising speed was 113 knots at 5000 feet. The China Clipper was destroyed during a night landing at Port of Spain, Trinidad, when it struck the water in an excessively steep altitude. Of the 30 souls on board, 13 passengers and nine of 12 crewmembers perished. Photo by Jack C. Gutte. From the collection of George Dahl, Northwest Orient Airlines."

Creator

Pan American World Airways, Inc.

Date

1980-11

Type

Still Image

Identifier

asm03410041480001001

Coverage

1980-1989

Is Part Of

This item is part of object asm03410041480001001. To request this item, use this number to search for it in UM Libraries' Digital Collections.

Citation

Pan American World Airways, Inc., “The China Clipper and Pan Am Staff at Alameda, California, December 18, 1936,” UM Libraries Digital Exhibits, accessed June 26, 2019, http://scholar.library.miami.edu/digital/items/show/1680.

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