Airplane Crash - San Francisco, California 07/30/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - San Francisco, California


Date07/30/1971
Time14:29
LocationSan Francisco, California
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #845
RouteSan Francisco - Los Angeles
TypeBoeing B-747-121
RegistrationN747PA
Cn/In19639/2
Aboard218
Fatalities0
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft struck approach lights at the departure end of runway during takeoff. Miscalculation of available runway length and takeoff reference speed by crew. Erroneous information from the dispatcher. The aircraft was named 'Clipper America.'

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