Accident description
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 3 January 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-379C
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-VJK
C/n / msn: 19822/726
First flight: 1968
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 51
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:18 km (11.3 mls) NE of Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ) (   Cote d'Ivoire) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ/DIAP), Cote d'Ivoire
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Flightnumber: 797
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the jungle while returning to the Abidjan following problems with the no. 1 engine.

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 243


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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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