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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 25 Februar 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-121
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: N709PA
Werknummer: 17588/3
Baujahr: 1958
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-6
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:über dem Chartres (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), Frankreich
Flug nach:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), Frankreich
While practicing a two-engine minimum control condition during training flight the aircraft went into an abrupt spin to the right. Recovery was accomplished; however, the no. 4 engine and strut assembly were separated from the right wing. A safe emergency landing was made at London, U.K.
The pilot had failed to maintain flying speed during two engine control speed manoeuvre.



photo of Boeing-707-121-N709PA
accident date: 25-02-1959
type: Boeing 707-121
registration: N709PA


This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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