Flying Tiger 923 and the Raging North Atlantic – A Video

Taken in the same area of the North Atlantic on the afternoon of the very day of the demise of Flying Tiger 923 (Sept. 22-23, 1962), a 19-year-old crew member of the rescue ship Celerina, Pierre Andre Reymond took a two and a half minute long movie clip of the raging seas in which we ditched.

Click this link:   Flying Tiger 923 and Raging North Atlantic

Pierre Reymond

Pierre Reymond

The original was an 8 mm film was taken from the deck of the rescue ship only hours before the crash.

The storm and the seas grew more violent as the night wore on. The 51 passengers navigated the 10 to 15 foot waves and 35 foot swells for nearly six hours in an upside-down rubber life raft built to hold only 25. The overloaded raft was blown a distance of 22 miles in those six hours until it was intercepted by the Celerina. Forty eight survived the ordeal.

This video is astonishing. If you have not yet seen it, you must view it now.

Click this link:  Flying Tiger 923 and Raging North Atlantic

Thanks to Pierre-Andre, we are able to give readers an idea of conditions the night that cost the lives of 28. This video was first posted in June of 2012. It is being reposted as many new readers may not have seen it.

As of this posting, the video has had more than 1,300 views.

[Note: The reference to “September 22-23” is due to the flight crossing time zones. The crash occurred on September 23.]

About Fred Caruso

Survivor of the crash of Flying Tiger 923. at night, at sea, 500 miles off the west coast of Ireland, with 28 deaths and 48 survivors, September 23, 1962.
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One Response to Flying Tiger 923 and the Raging North Atlantic – A Video

  1. lyricspinner says:

    yes, I probably would have been squalled alive

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