Varig Flight 820

Varig Flight 820Wednesday July 11, 1973
Fire aboard the aircraft in the aft right toilet was reported and an emergency descent made. The plane was heavily damaged by fire before fire fighters could rescue passengers. Most fatalities were due to CO before rescuers could reach passengers. The fire started in the aft right toilet either from an electrical short or discarded cigarette.

Crash Details

DateWednesday July 11, 1973
LocationParis, Orly Airport, France
Passengers117
Crew17
Fatalities123
Survivors11
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-707-345C
OperatorVarig
RegistrationPP-VJZ
Flight OriginRio
Flight Destination de Janerio
Paris, Orly Airport, France
Varig
Boeing B-707-345C
1973