Polynesian Airlines Flight 208B

Polynesian Airlines Flight 208BTuesday January 13, 1970
Crashed into a lagoon 400 yards past the end of the runway, seconds after taking off after the plane pitched up and stalled. Windshear, precipitation and turbulence.

Crash Details

DateTuesday January 13, 1970
LocationFaleolo, Western Samoa
Passengers29
Crew3
Fatalities32
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-3
OperatorPolynesian Airlines
Registration5W-FAC
Flight OriginApia, Western Samoa
Flight Destination Pago Pago, American Samoa
Faleolo, Western Samoa
Polynesian Airlines
Douglas DC-3
1970