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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 15 november 1966
Tijd:02:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-21
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registratie: N317PA
Constructienummer: 18995/221
Bouwjaar: 1966-01-11 (10 months)
Aantal vlieguren:1804
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Dallgow (   Duitsland)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT), Duitsland
Vluchtnummer:PA708
Beschrijving:
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 FL90. At 02:35 the flight reported leaving this altitude for FL30. Three minutes later Berlin Control cleared the flight to "turn left heading zero three zero, descend and maintain two thousand". When 6,5 miles 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 2,6 km 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:

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."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: NTSB File 1-0073
Download report: Final report


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Frankfurt International Airport en Berlin-Tegel Airport bedraagt 431 km (269 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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