Date & Time: Mar 8, 1969 at 1840 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
The crew departed California on a delivery flight to Indonesia via Hawaii, the aircraft being delivered to its new operator Zamrud Aviation. While cruising about 370 km off Hilo, the crew informed ATC about engine problems and elected to ditch the aircraft. All three occupants were quickly rescued while the aircraft sank and was lost.
Failure of both engines due to the lubricating system malfunction. Loss of oil pressure for undetermined reason.