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Want Some Details Of The Crash Of N798PA 13JUN68  
User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1515 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

It was a stormy night as the B707-321, "Clipper Caribbean" regn N798PA approached Calcutta (CCU) on 13JUN68. The ATC informed QNH 992 millibars which a tired crew misinterpreted as 29.92 inches of mercury (equivalent to 1013.2 mb or standard atmospheric pressure). They set the altimeter accordingly at 1013.2. Thanks to the misjudgement, the airplane was approximately 300 feet lower than they thought it was.

With visibility extremely poor and heavy rain, the aircraft ploughed into a banana plantation approximately 1.2 kms short of the runway with a part of the broken fuselage in a pond. Five on board were killed.

I did manage to gather up some information on this accident. But what I did not ever come to know were the name of the Captain, the flight number of that particular flight or name and contact of any individual who had been in that accident. If any of you could enlighten me on this, I'd be grateful.

Its been a long long time (in fact even before I was born)... but this plane has played a very very very important role in my life.


Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

Have you tried this:

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=13198&key=0


User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1515 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

Thanks Backfire.. had checked this site out but did not give me the details I have been looking for.

Rgds//Vimanav



Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
User currently offlineTonyctnyc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 3846 times:

Just curious ------ it was beforeyou were born, but this plane plays a very, very , very imporant role in your life? Hmmmmm .... how's that ?





User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8046 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 3768 times:

Tony CT-NYC is asking the question I'm also curious about - how can it have been that significant? Did you know someone on the flight?


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineTonyctnyc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

He couldnt have ... he wasn't alive yet !! Sounds like he's a bit theatrical to me !

User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Don't jump down his throat yet. Maybe it was a parent or grandparent and in some way it's important to him.

User currently offlineTonyctnyc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

NOPE. No slack-cutting. His wording is "this plane played a very, very, very important role in my life" ....

HOW ??


User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1515 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

Frequentflyerkid.. you are real close to the truth. However I'd prefer to keep it personal. Thanks for your understanding anyways.

Any details guys???

Vimanav



Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

Vimanav-I wish that I could be of more help. Don't know if you know of this site but, there is a section you can go to to ask questions of former PanAmer's, maybe someone reading you message will be of help.

PanAmAir.org (when you are there, go to "Storyboard")


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