Pan Am Flight 708


Pan Am Flight 708

Infobox Airliner accident|name=Pan Am Flight 708
Date=November 15, 1966
Type=Undetermined
Site= Near Berlin, Germany
Fatalities=3
Injuries=0
Aircraft Type=Boeing 727-21
Operator=Pan American World Airways
Tail Number=airreg|N|317PA|disaster
Ship name=Clipper München
Passengers=0
Crew=3
Survivors =0

Pan Am Flight 708 was a cargo flight that crashed less than 10 miles west-southwest of Tegel Airport in Berlin, Germany, in the early morning hours of November 15, 1966. The flight was a Boeing 727 (N317PA) routed from Frankfurt to Berlin-Tegel and was on initial approach. All three crew members perished. The cause was undetermined because U.S. investigators were not allowed to survey the accident site or the aircraft remains. The accident site was in the Soviet occupation zone.

Flight details

Flight 708 usually landed at Tempelhof Airport. But because of runway maintenance at Tempelhof, Pan Am shifted its flights to Tegel Airport. At the time of the accident, weather was poor and it was snowing.

The Soviet authorities returned about 50 percent of the wreckage. Some major components were not returned, including the flight data and cockpit voice recorders, flight control systems, navigation and communication equipment. Someweasel inline|date=november 2007 have speculated that the aircraft was shot down.fact|date=November 2007

External links

* [http://amelia.db.erau.edu/reports/ntsb/aar/AAR68-AH.pdf Accident Report (PDF)] , National Transportation Safety Board
* [http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19661115-0&lang=en Accident description] , Aviation Safety Network
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=N52+30+02++E13+02+28 Satellite image of crash location] Google Maps


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