ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138612
Last updated: 31 July 2014
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Date:03-FEB-1959
Time:22.05 G.M.T.
Type:Boeing 707-121
Owner/operator:Pan American
Registration: N712PA
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 129
Other fatalities:0
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
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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Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Sep-2011 03:54 whiteshark Added
01-Nov-2011 10:21 whiteshark Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
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