Accident
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 15 November 1966
Zeit:02:42
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727-21
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: N317PA
Werknummer: 18995/221
Baujahr: 1966-01-11 (10 months)
Betriebsstunden:1804
Triebwerk: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Dallgow (   Deutschland) show on map
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Deutschland
Flug nach:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT), Deutschland
Flugnummer: 708
Unfallbericht:
Pan Am's scheduled cargo flight 708 from Frankfurt to Berlin usually lands at Tempelhof Airport. However because of resurfacing of the runways at Tempelhof, Pan Am operated in and out of Tegel Airport since the evening of November 13th. Flight 708 departed Frankfurt at 02:04 and climbed to the cruising altitude of FL090. At 02:35 the flight reported leaving this altitude for FL030. Three minutes later Berlin Control cleared the flight to "turn left heading zero three zero, descend and maintain two thousand". When 6,5miles from the Outer Marker, the controller cleared the flight to "turn right heading zero six zero cleared ILS runway eight right approach". Immediately after the acknowledgment from the flight crew, the aircraft struck the ground and crashed about 10 miles from the airport in the Soviet occupation zone. Weather was poor with 2,6km visibility in snow; cloud coverage 3/8 at 500 feet and overcast a 600 feet with a temperature of -1deg C. The Soviet authorities returned about 50 percent of the wreckage. Some major components were not returned which included the flight data and cockpit voice recorders, flight control systems, navigation and communication equipment.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The descent of the flight below its altitude clearance limit, but the Board has been unable to determine the cause of such descent."

Informationsquelle:

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB File 1-0073
report released:05-JUN-1968
duration of investigation:568 days (1 year 6.8 months)
download report: Pan American World Airways, Inc., Boeing 727, N317PA, near Berlin, Germany, November 15, 1966 (NTSB File 1-0073)

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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to Berlin-Tegel Airport as the crow flies is 431 km (269 miles).

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