Accident Boeing 707-139 N779PA,
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Date:Tuesday 7 April 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 707-139
Owner/operator:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: N779PA
MSN: 17904/119
Year of manufacture:1960
Total airframe hrs:11094 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT3C-6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 145
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Boeing 707 touched down on the far end of runway 04R and ran off the end of the runway, ending up in Thurston Basin.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's deviation from the glide slope during an ILS approach resulting in a touchdown on the runway at a point and speed which precluded stopping the aircraft on the remaining runway."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAB
Report number: UNK64X1214
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16, Circular 82-AN/69 (142-150)



photo (c) Jon Proctor; Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX); 28 June 1960

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