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Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:Tuesday 7 April 1964
Time:23:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-139
Operator:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: N779PA
C/n / msn: 17904/119
First flight: 1960
Total airframe hrs:11094
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-6
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 136
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 145
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Flightnumber:PA212
Narrative:
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:

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."

Classification:

Runway excursion

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


Photos

photo of Boeing-707-139-N74614
accident date: 07-04-1964
type: Boeing 707-139
registration: N74614
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 2563 km (1602 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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