Airplane Crash - Kenner, Louisiana 07/09/1982

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Kenner, Louisiana


Date07/09/1982
Time16:09
LocationKenner, Louisiana
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #759
RouteNew Orleans - Las Vegas
TypeBoeing B-727-235
RegistrationN4737
Cn/In19457/518
Aboard145
Fatalities145
Ground8
SummaryThe aircraft crashed during a thunderstorm, 29 seconds after taking off from New Orleans International Airport. The plane reached an altitude of 95 to 150 feet and then began to descend and crashed into trees and houses bursting into flames. Microbust induced windshear. Limited capability of current ground-based low-level windshear detection technology. The aircraft was named 'Clipper Defiance.'

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