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Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Fecha:viernes 20 febrero 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Operador:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registración: N740PA
Numéro de série: 44882/694
Año de Construcción: 1956
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Entrenamiento
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The DC-7 was being used for a crew transitional training and checkout flight. One of the manoeuvres carried out was a maximum glide angle approach to landing. During the flare out of this manoeuvre a high descent rate continued until the aircraft struck the runway with heavy impact. A fire started and destroyed the plane.



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