Accident Boeing 707-321C N461PA, Sunday 25 July 1971
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Date:Sunday 25 July 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 707-321C
Owner/operator:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: N461PA
MSN: 19371/653
Year of manufacture:1967
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:32 km ENE of Manila International Airport (MNL) -   Philippines
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Guam International Airport (GUM/PGUM)
Destination airport:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Boeing, named "Clipper Rising Sun", was on a cargo flight from San Francisco via Honolulu, Guam and Manila to Saigon. While on a VOR/DME approach to Manila runway 24, the aircraft struck Mount Kamunay at an altitude of 2525 feet (770 m).

PROBABLE CAUSE: Improper crew-coordination, which caused a premature descent.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: DCA72RZ001
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


ICAO Accident Digest Circular 118-AN/88 (193-200)


Revision history:


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