Airplane Crash - San Francisco, California 06/28/1965

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - San Francisco, California


Date06/28/1965
Time13:10
LocationSan Francisco, California
OperatorPan American World Airways
RouteSan Francisco - Hawaii
TypeBoeing B-707-321B
RegistrationN761PA
Cn/In18336
Aboard153
Fatalities0
Ground0
SummaryJust after the aircraft took off from San Francisco International Airport, the No. 4 engine disintegrated tearing off 25 feet of the right wing. An emergency landing was safely made at Travis Air Force Base. A plane was dispatched to pick up the passengers at Travis Air Force Base. While attempting to land, and in plain view of the passengers, the nose gear collapsed. Improper turbine rotor positioning during engine assembly and the use of serviceable worn parts. The aircraft was named 'Clipper Friendship.'

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