Pacific Ocean - North | Between Kwajalein Atoll & Johnston Island | 500 nautical miles southwest of Johnston Island

Incident Details:

year: 1948
location: 500 nautical miles southwest of Johnston Island
area: Between Kwajalein Atoll & Johnston Island
country: Pacific Ocean - North
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim:
gender: M
age: unknown
injury: 32 survived 5 perished sharks fed on the dead but did not bite the survivors
time: Dark
species detail:
source: L. Schultz & M. Malin p.562 SAF Case #819
species: unknown shark
date: 5-Dec-48
activity: Air/Sea Disaster involving C-54 Air Force Transport No. 2686 with 37 on board

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1948 on the date reported as 5-Dec-48 - , a male aged unknown was Air/Sea Disaster involving C-54 Air Force Transport No. 2686 with 37 on board near 500 nautical miles southwest of Johnston Island. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked . The attack was non-fatal (32 survived 5 perished sharks fed on the dead but did not bite the survivors)