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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:dinsdag 30 januari 1979
Tijd:ca 21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-323C
Registratie: PP-VLU
Constructienummer: 19235/519
Bouwjaar: 1966
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:c 200km ENE off Tokyo, Japan (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 967
Varig flight 967 wen missing on the first leg of a cargo flight from Tokyo, Japan to Rio de Janeiro-Galećo 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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