Crash of a Sikorsky S-38B in the Biscayne Bay: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 11, 1941 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC21V
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Miami - Miami
MSN:
414-12
YOM:
1929
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in the Biscayne Bay, off Miami. All three crew were killed.
Probable cause:
 

Crash of a Sikorsky S-38BL in Guayaramerin

Date & Time: Oct 10, 1941 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
Nicolás Suárez
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
114-15
YOM:
1930
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances. No casualties. The aircraft did not have any registration but was christened 'Nicolás Suárez'.
Source & photos:
http://www.aviacionboliviana.net/civil/aeronaves/sikorsky.htm

Crash of a Sikorsky S-38B off Berazategui: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 24, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LV-PAB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
MSN:
414-02
YOM:
1929
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a test flight from the Quilmes seaplane base when the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances into the Rio de la Plata, off Berazategui, in the southeast suburb of Buenos Aires. Four crew members were killed while two others were rescued.

Crash of a Sikorsky S-38B in Calabar

Date & Time: Aug 12, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-AOUC
Flight Phase:
Schedule:
Dakar – Cotonou – Libreville – Port Gentil – Pointe Noire
MSN:
314-19
YOM:
1936
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances. Occupant fate unknown as well.

Crash of a Sikorsky S-38B in Rio Branco

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-PAM
MSN:
214-06
YOM:
1929
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances. Occupant fate unknown as well. The exact date of the accident remains unknown.

Crash of a Sikorsky S-38B in Colquiri

Date & Time: Sep 27, 1935
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
El Marihui
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Trinidad – Todos Santos
MSN:
114-11
YOM:
1929
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Trinidad to Todos Santos, the crew encountered problems and attempted an emergency landing in Aguas Negras, near the Rio Sécure, State of Beni. The float plane came to rest in a muddy field. Both pilots Armando Suárez and Sergio Ríos Toro later obtained help and were able to leave. While approaching Colquiri, weather conditions deteriorated and the aircraft hit a mountain slope and was wrecked. Both pilots were injured, Sergio Ríos Toro more seriously. The aircraft did not have any registration but was named 'El Marihui'.

Crash of a Sikorsky S-38B in the Hangzhou Bay: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 10, 1934
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC17V
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Shanghai - Guangzhou
MSN:
414-08
YOM:
1929
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
One hour after his departure from Shanghai, while overflying the Bay of Hangzhou, the crew encountered foggy conditions and informed his base he was returning to Shanghai. A brief message was transmitted with two audible words 'turning back'. Shortly later, the seaplane crashed in the Bay of Hangzhou, south of Shanghai. Some debris were found 10 days later and the dead body of the captain was found four months later. The passenger was a Japanese citizen.
Crew:
Robert H. Gast, pilot,
James Frink, pilot,
Ivan Carlson, radio operator.
Probable cause:
The cause of the accident could not be determined.

Crash of a Sikorsky S-38B in El Águila: 4 killed

Date & Time: Mar 10, 1934 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-46
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Quibdo - Cartago
MSN:
114-6
YOM:
1929
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Named 'Von Krohn', the seaplane aircraft was on its way from Quibdó to Cartago, in the province of Valle del Cauca. The crew maintained radio contact till 1055LT. Five minutes later, the aircraft impacted a mountain slope in the region of El Águila. SAR arrived on the scene two weeks later only because the aircraft crashed in an isolated and unreachable area. The passenger J. C. Zúniga Angel and the mechanic Haucke Notz were found dead in the cabin while the pilot Hans-Walter Geck and the radio operator Ernst Jahnke were found dead few km from the main wreckage. They probably walked away to find help but they died en route. Eventually, the passenger N. C. Marshall was found alive near the wreckage and later evacuated to a local hospital.
Crew:
Hans-Walter Geck, pilot, †
Haucke Notz, mechanic, †
Ernst Jahnke, radio operator. †
Passengers:
J. C. Zúniga Angel, †
N. C. Marshall.