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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 1 February 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Operator:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: N733PA
C/n / msn: 44875/668
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS) (   Netherlands)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Flightnumber:PA70
Narrative:
The copilot was making an ILS approach to runway 19 at Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport, the Netherlands. At an altitude of approximately 200 feet he decided to abandon the approach and called for gear up and takeoff power. At this instant, the captain took over the controls, called for gear down, and proceeded to complete the landing. The landing gear had not reached the downlock position and retracted during the landing roll.

Classification:
Wheel(s) up landing

Sources:
» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1958 / H. Dekker


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from London Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport as the crow flies is 367 km (230 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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