Pan American World Airways Flight 816

Pan American World Airways Flight 816Sunday July 22, 1973
The aircraft crashed 30 seconds after takeoff from Faaa Airport into the ocean. Cause unknown. It is possible an instrument failure diverted the crews attention during a turn. The aircraft was named "Clipper Winged Racer."

Crash Details

DateSunday July 22, 1973
LocationOff Papeete, Tahiti
Passengers69
Crew10
Fatalities78
Survivors1
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-707-321B
OperatorPan American World Airways
RegistrationN417PA
Flight OriginAuckland, NZ
Flight Destination Papeete, Tahiti
Off Papeete, Tahiti
Pan American World Airways
Boeing B-707-321B
1973