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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172638
Last updated: 22 May 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B741 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-121
Owner/operator:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: N740PA
MSN: 19647/16
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:UK airspace -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London (EGLL)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (KJFK)
On March 10, 1987, a Pan American Airways Boeing 747-121, N740PA, operating as flight PA125 from London to New York, experienced an incident involving the forward cargo door. According to Pan Am and Boeing officials who investigated this incident, the flightcrew experienced pressurization problems as the airplane was climbing through about 20,000 feet. The crew began a descent and the pressurization problem ceased about 15,000 feet. The crew began to climb again, but about 20,000 feet, the cabin altitude began to rise rapidly again. The flight returned to London.
When the airplane was examined on the ground, the forward cargo door was found open about 1 1/2 inches along the bottom with the latch cams unlatched and the master latch lock handle closed. The cockpit cargo door warning light was off.


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Photo of N740PA courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
July 1981; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

02-Jan-2015 18:50 Luk11 Added
02-Jan-2015 18:52 harro Updated [Location, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
02-Jan-2015 18:52 harro Updated [Damage]
09-Jan-2019 14:10 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
09-Jan-2019 14:13 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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