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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Fecha:lunes 22 abril 1974
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-321B
Operador:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registración: N446PA
Numéro de série: 19268/544
Año de Construcción: 1966
Horas Totales de la Célula:28000
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 96 / Ocupantes: 96
Total:Fatalidades: 107 / Ocupantes: 107
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:68 km (42.5 milles) NW of Denpasar (   Indonesia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 762 m (2500 feet) amsl
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Denpasar-Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport (DPS/WADD), Indonesia
Número de Vuelo:PA812
A Boeing 707-321B passenger plane, N446PA, named "Clipper Climax", was destroyed when it crashed into the side of a mountain near Denpasar, Indonesia.
Flight PA-812 was a scheduled international flight from Hong Kong (HKG) to Sydney (SYD), Australia with an intermediate stop at Denpasar (DPS), Bali.
The crew prepared for an approach to runway 09 at Denpasar. The airplane descended to an altitude of 2500 feet when it flew into the side of a mountain.
It appeared that the crew had initiated the let-down procedure after one of the ADF needles swung. The other needle remained steady, but the crew assumed that they were over the beacon when the aircraft was still about 30 NM North of the beacon.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The premature execution of a right-hand turn to join the 263 degrees outbound track which was based on the indication given by only one of the ADFs while the other one was still in steady condition"

» ICAO Circular 132-AN/93 (126-133)


photo of Boeing-707-321B-N446PA
accident date: 22-04-1974
type: Boeing 707-321B
registration: N446PA

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport to Denpasar-Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport as the crow flies is 3437 km (2148 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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