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Last updated: 16 January 2022
Datum:Dienstag 30 Januar 1979
Zeit:ca 21:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-323C
Kennzeichen: PP-VLU
Werknummer: 19235/519
Baujahr: 1966
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:c 200km ENE off Tokyo, Japan (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan
Flug nach:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), USA
Flugnummer: 967
Varig flight 967 wen missing on the first leg of a cargo flight from Tokyo, Japan to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, Brazil. Intermediate stops were planned at Los Angeles, USA and Lima, Peru.
The aircraft, carrying 153 paintings worth USD 1.24 mln., took off from Tokyo at 20:23 hours local time. Last contact with the flight was at 20:45 hours. The flight was then expected to have contacted ATC at 21:23, but no contact was established.

One of the flight crew members had survived an accident involving a Varig Boeing 707 at Paris, France on July 11, 1973. Just eleven of the 134 occupants survived that accident.

» Aviation Letter 148
» Voo PP-VLU da Varig - o retorno do comandante Gilberto


photo of Boeing-707-323C-PP-VLU
accident date: 30-01-1979
type: Boeing 707-323C
registration: PP-VLU
photo of Boeing-707-323C-PP-VLU
accident date: 30-01-1979
type: Boeing 707-323C
registration: PP-VLU
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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