Airplane Crash - Faleolo, Western Samoa 01/13/1970

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Faleolo, Western Samoa


Date01/13/1970
Time06:00
LocationFaleolo, Western Samoa
OperatorPolynesian Airlines
Flight #208B
RouteApia, Western Samoa - Pago Pago, American Samoa
TypeDouglas DC-3
Registration5W-FAC
Cn/In16964
Aboard32
Fatalities32
Ground0
SummaryCrashed 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.

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