Airplane Crash - Grogak, Bali, Indonesia 04/22/1974

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Grogak, Bali, Indonesia


Date04/22/1974
Time15:26
LocationGrogak, Bali, Indonesia
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #812
RouteHong Kong - Bali, Indonesia - Sydney, Austrailia
TypeBoeing B-707-321C
RegistrationN446PA
Cn/In19268/544
Aboard107
Fatalities107
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft was on a flight from Hong Kong to Denpassar, Bali. While on approach, the plane crashed into Mt. Mesehe at 4,000 ft. killing all aboard. Premature execution of a right hand turn to join the 263 degrees outbound track which was based on the indication given by only one of the ADFs while the other one was still in steady condition. External or internal interference causing an incorrect indication from the automatidirection finder. The aircraft was named Clipper Climax.

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