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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Datum:Mittwoch 3 September 1980
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-21
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: N327PA
Werknummer: 19036/278
Baujahr: 1966-05-27 (14 years 3 months)
Triebwerk: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 67
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 73
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) (   Costa Rica)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flug nach:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica
The Boeing, named "Clipper Meteor", undershot runway 07 in heavy rain. The aircraft struck approach lights and the landing gear had sheared off when the plane came to rest in a field.

» Jet-Airliner Unfälle seit 1952 / J. Richter, Chr. Wolf


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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 Miami International Airport, FL to San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport as the crow flies is 1794 km (1121 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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