Airplane Crash - Near Caracas, Venezuela 12/12/1968

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Caracas, Venezuela


Date12/12/1968
Time22:02
LocationNear Caracas, Venezuela
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #217
RouteNew York City - Caracas
TypeBoeing B-707-321B
RegistrationN494PA
Cn/In19696/688
Aboard51
Fatalities51
Ground0
SummaryEn route from New York City, the airliner crashed in the Caribbean sea and exploded while descending for a landing at Maiquetia Airport. Possible sensory illusion produced by the town lights on upslope. The aircraft was named 'Clipper Malay.'

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