Airplane Crash - Near Biak, Indonesia 07/16/1957

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Biak, Indonesia


Date07/16/1957
Time03:36
LocationNear Biak, Indonesia
OperatorKLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Flight #844
RouteMokmer - Manila
TypeLockheed 1049C Super Constellation
RegistrationPH-LKT
Cn/In4504
Aboard68
Fatalities58
Ground0
SummaryThe pilot asked for clearance to make a low pass over Mokmer to give the passengers a final glimpse of the island. The plane gradually descended over the sea, crashed, burst into flames, broke apart and sank. Crew did not properly monitor their altitude.

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