Airplane Crash - Calcutta, India 06/13/1968

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Calcutta, India


Date06/13/1968
Time00:58
LocationCalcutta, India
OperatorPan American World Airways
RouteBangkok - Karachi
TypeBoeing B-707-321C
RegistrationN798PA
Cn/In18790/394
Aboard63
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryCrashed 1,200 meters short of the runway and hit a tree and caught fire in heavy rain on a night approach. Improper IFR operation. Misused or failed to use flaps. Descended below decision height. The aircraft was named 'Clipper Caribbean.'

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