Date & Time: Sep 12, 1959 at 0415 LT
Type of aircraft:
San Salvador – Miami
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Christened 'Clipper Fearless', the airplane departed San Salvador-Ilopango Airport with a delay of five hours due to loading issues. While cruising by night on a cargo flight to Miami, the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient and that he was not following the assigned route when the airplane struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located near Mercedes. The aircraft was destroyed and all three crew members were killed.
The airplane was off course by 37 km at the time of the accident. Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of this deviation.