Lufthansa Flight 540

Lufthansa Flight 540Wednesday November 20, 1974
The aircraft stalled and crashed during takeoff. The wing flaps were not extended. First fatal Boeing 747 accident to occur.

Crash Details

DateWednesday November 20, 1974
LocationNear Nairobi, Kenya
Passengers144
Crew13
Fatalities59
Survivors98
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-747-130
OperatorLufthansa
RegistrationD-ABYB
Flight OriginNairobi
Flight Destination Johannesburg
Near Nairobi, Kenya
Lufthansa
Boeing B-747-130
1974