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Last updated: 15 December 2018
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Datum:Donnerstag 12 Dezember 1968
Zeit:22:02
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-321B
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: N494PA
Werknummer: 19696/688
Baujahr: 1968
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 42 / Insassen: 42
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 51 / Insassen: 51
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:18,4 km (11.5 Meilen) N vom Land entfernt von Caracas (   Venezuela)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flug nach:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Flugnummer:PA217
Unfallbericht:
Pan Am flight 217, a Boeing 707-300 named "Clipper Malay", crashed into the sea to the north off Caracas, Venezuela. The crew possibly descended into the sea due to an optical illusion created by the lights of the city on an upslope.

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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport as the crow flies is 3382 km (2114 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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