Clipper Makes Unscheduled "Mercy" Landing at Palmyra

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Title

Clipper Makes Unscheduled "Mercy" Landing at Palmyra

Description

Brief article about a CAA (forerunner to the FAA) employee who had to be emergency airlifted to Honolulu after a fish bone became lodged in his throat. Lucky for him, the Pan Am Clipper Celestial (a Douglas DC-4) was nearby and able to divert to pick him up.

Creator

Clipper Magazine

Source

University of Miami Archives

Publisher

Pan American Airways, Inc

Date

1948-05-05

Rights

Fair Use

Language

English

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Credit Captain Ward Buckingham and the Clipper Celestial with saving a life recently. While flying the Canton Island-Honolulu leg of the trip out of Sydney, Captain Buckingham received a radio message to divert the flight to Palmyra Island, there to pick up a CAA communications man, G.W. Avery, who was in a critical condition due to a fish bone being lodged in his throat behind a tonsil.

After landing in Honolulu Avery was rushed to a hospital where a specialist performed an operation and removed the bone.

Citation

Clipper Magazine, “Clipper Makes Unscheduled "Mercy" Landing at Palmyra,” Palmyra Archive, accessed September 15, 2019, http://www.palmyraarchive.org/items/show/238.