Varig Flight 797

Varig Flight 797Saturday January 3, 1987
The plane crashed in the jungle while returning to Abidjan after taking off with the No. 1 engine on fire.

Crash Details

DateSaturday January 3, 1987
LocationAbidjan, Ivory Coast
Passengers39
Crew12
Fatalities50
Survivors1
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-707-379C
OperatorVarig
RegistrationPP-VJK
Flight OriginAbidjan
Flight Destination Rio de Janeiro
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Varig
Boeing B-707-379C
1987