NTSB Identification: DCA64A0003
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of PAN AMERICAN WORLD AWYS INC.
Aircraft: BOEING 707, registration: N709PA

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0015   63/12/8 NR.ELKTON,MD          BOEING 707          CR-  8  0  0  SCHED INTERNATL PASSG SRV AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2059                    N709PA              PX- 73  0  0                            45, 17049 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            2890 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS,INC.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           LIGHTNING STRIKE                                         IN FLIGHT: HOLDING
           FIRE OR EXPLOSION: IN FLIGHT                             IN FLIGHT: HOLDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - LIGHTNING STRIKE
           AIRFRAME - WINGS: OTHER
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST/LOWER SCATTERED                                  4400
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                      RAIN, THUNDERSTORM
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      44
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          260                                                       10
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- LTNG-INDUCED IGNITION OF FUEL/AIR MIXT,NO.1 RES TANK,WITH EXPLOSIVE DISINTEGRATION OF LT OUTER WG.

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