ASN logo
Last updated: 23 May 2019
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 12 diciembre 1968
Hora:22:02
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-321B
Operador:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registración: N494PA
Numéro de série: 19696/688
Año de Construcción: 1968
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 42 / Ocupantes: 42
Total:Fatalidades: 51 / Ocupantes: 51
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:18,4 km (11.5 milles) N de la costa de Caracas (   Venezuela)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Número de Vuelo:PA217
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» NTSB


Fotos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

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 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.
languages: languages

Share

Boeing 707

  • 858 built
  • 26th loss
  • 22nd accidente fatal
  • 11th worst accident (a la hora)
  • 25th worst accident (actualmente)
» safety profile

 Venezuela
  • The worst accident (a la hora)
  • 5th worst accident (actualmente)
» safety profile