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Pan Am 727 Crash At MSY  
User currently offlineAmerican MD-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

If you know anything about the Pan Am crash in New Orleans in the early 80's, could you post any info here. Thanks.

Regards
Colin Kumpunen (American MD-80)

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User currently offlineCV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2880 times:


This was summer 1982 as I recall. It was a 727-200, N4747, ex-National. A thunderstorm cell had passed over the airport and the aircraft elected to proceed with a takeoff, and was caught in a severe (wind shear) downdraft, crashing in a suburban neighborhood shortly after becoming airborne.


User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

Clipper flight 759 was flying from MIA to SAN w/ stops in MSY and LAS. Just after T.O. from MSY the ex-National 727-235 only got several hundred feet into it's climb before crashing into the neighborhood of Kenner. A severe microburst is credited for downing PA759. The flight crew were exNational so one would think that they had plenty of experience flying in the Southeast during the volatile summer thunderstorm season.

User currently offlineFirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

PA 759 shows a downside of living near an airport to watch airplanes take off and land.

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

Were there any survivors??


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineStlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

All 145 people on board died. including 7 crew members. In addition to these casualties there were 8 ground deaths too..

Regards

Brian


User currently offlineStlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

Here is a link that describes the accident a little. Hope this helps a little more.

http://www.aviation-safety.net/database/index.html

Regards
Brian


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