ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 707-121 N709PA Chartres
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Date:Wednesday 25 February 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-121
Operator:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: N709PA
MSN: 17588/3
First flight: 1958
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-6
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:over Chartres (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
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.

Engine separation
Forced landing on runway



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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