1938: Investigation into Samoan Clipper crash

The crash site, approximately 12 miles northwest of Pago Pago

Following the loss of the Pan American Airways Samoan Clipper, the US government released the following report:

1 April 1938

Department of Commerce
Bureau of Air Commerce

Report of the Investigating Board

Statement of probable cause concerning an accident
which occurred to an aircraft of Pan American
Airways Company near Pago Pago, Tutuila,
Samoa, on January 11, 1938.

» Full report [PDF]