Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 7 April 1964
Time:23:02
Type:Boeing 707-139
Operator:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: N779PA
C/n / msn: 17904/119
First flight: 1960
Total airframe hrs:11094
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 136
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 145
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Flightnumber: 212
Narrative:
The Boeing 707 touched down on the far end of runway 04R and ran off the end of the runway, ending up in Thurston Basin.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's deviation from the glide slope during an ILS approach resulting in a touchdown on the runway at a point and speed which precluded stopping the aircraft on the remaining runway."

Sources:
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16, Circular 82-AN/69 (142-150)


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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 San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 2563 km (1602 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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