The nail-biting tale of Flying Tiger Flight 923

With the world distracted by a looming Cuban Missile Crisis, the incredible story of Flying Tiger Flight 923 was largely overlooked at the time. Following extensive new research, Eric Lindner shines a light on the drama faced by a Super Constellation over the Atlantic

A rare image of N6923C, pictured at London/Gatwick just two months before the accident

On a moonless night in September 1962, over the raging Atlantic Ocean, the engines of Flying Tiger Flight 923 burst into flames, one by one. Travelling from Gander, Canada, to Frankfurt, Germany, and still 1,000 miles from land, the passengers and crew of Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation N6923C (c/n 4827) suddenly faced an uncertain fate.

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