Date & Time: Oct 31, 1955
Type of aircraft:
Martin PBM Mariner
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While taking off from the Colón-Coco Solo NAS, the aircraft suffered a right engine failure, lost speed and height and eventually burst into flames while hitting a concrete pier. A crewman survived while 15 others were killed.
Failure of the right engine on takeoff.