Pan American World Airways Flight 845

Pan American World Airways Flight 845Friday July 30, 1971
The aircraft struck approach lights at the departure end of runway during takeoff. Miscalculation of available runway length and takeoff reference speed by crew. Erroneous information from the dispatcher. The aircraft was named "Clipper America."

Crash Details

DateFriday July 30, 1971
LocationSan Francisco, California
Passengers197
Crew21
Fatalities0
Survivors218
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-747-121
OperatorPan American World Airways
RegistrationN747PA
Flight OriginSan Francisco
Flight Destination Los Angeles
San Francisco, California
Pan American World Airways
Boeing B-747-121
1971