ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138612
Last updated: 3 September 2014
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Narrative:Pan American Boeing 707-120 Reg: N712PA named ”Clipper Washington” Dive over North Atlantic near New Foundland on a flight from Paris via london at 22.05 GMT (16.05EDT). The jet experienced an emergency descent of 29 000 feet from 35 000 feet while cruising at mac 0,82 (975 km/h), but the crew managed to recover at app. 6 000 feet. The crew made an emergency laning at Gander with damaged flaps. Flight PA115 departed London at 18.45 GMT Occupants: 10 crew. Passengers: 119. Scheduled passenger flight. Phase: Cruise. Destination: New York, Idlewild via Gander, New foundland. Cause: Unintentional disconnection of autopilot while captain had left the cockpit and entered the passenger cabin. The Copilot didn’ pay sufficient attention to the instruments and the plane went into a dive in a clockvise spiraling turn. This plane was written off on June 23 1990.
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 129|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||North Atlantic -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Paris - Orly via London - Heathrow|
|Destination airport:||New York - JFK|
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