Airplane Crash - Paris, Orly, France 07/11/1973

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Paris, Orly, France


Date07/11/1973
Time14:03
LocationParis, Orly, France
OperatorVarig
Flight #820
RouteRio - de Janerio - Paris
TypeBoeing B-707-345C
RegistrationPP-VJZ
Cn/In19106/683
Aboard134
Fatalities123
Ground0
SummaryFire aboard the aircraft in the aft right toilet was reported and an emergency descent made. The plane was heavily damaged by fire before fire fighters could rescue passengers. Most fatalities were due to CO before rescuers could reach passengers. The fire started in the aft right toilet either from an electrical short or discarded cigarette.

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