List of accidents and incidents involving the Boeing 707

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Accidents and incidents involving the Boeing 707 and 720 family of jet airliners:


  • August 15: American Airlines Flight 514, a 707-123 (N7514A, named Flagship Connecticut), crashed at Calverton, New York, United States when it stalled during a training flight, five killed. This is the first crash of a 707.[1]
  • October 19: A Boeing 707-227 (N7071) crashed northeast of Arlington, Washington while on a training flight for Braniff International Airways. Four people were killed in the crash, and four survived.[2]


  • January 28: American Airlines Flight 1502, a 707-123 (N7502A, named Flagship Oklahoma) crashed at Montauk, New York, United States, after an unexplained loss of control while on a training flight, six killed.[1]
  • February 15: Sabena Flight 548, a 707-320, crashed while on approach to Brussels Airport, Belgium. All 73 people were killed, including the United States Figure Skating team.[3]
  • July 27: Air France Flight 272, a 707-328 (F-BHSA, named Chateau de Versailles) crashed when take off was aborted at Hamburg, West Germany, no fatalities; the cause was not determined.[1]
  • December 4: A Lufthansa Boeing 720-030B (D-ABOK) crashed at Ebersheim, West Germany after an unexplained nose-dive while on a training flight, three killed.[1]
  • March 1: American Airlines Flight 1, a 707-123B, crashed into Jamaica Bay after taking off from Idlewild Airport (now JFK Airport) while heading for Los Angeles International Airport. All 95 people on board died.
  • May 22: Continental Airlines Flight 11, a 707-124, was destroyed by a bomb brought on board by a despondent passenger while en route from Chicago, Illinois, to Kansas City, Missouri. Everyone on board was killed, including the suicide bomber, Thomas Doty.
  • June 3: Air France Flight 007, a 707-328 (F-BHSM), crashed while attempting to takeoff from Paris's Orly Airport. The crash killed 130 people aboard; two stewardesses survived. It was, at the time, the worst single-plane disaster.
  • June 22: Air France Flight 117, a 707-328 (F-BHST), crashed into a hill while attempting to land at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe in the eastern Caribbean Sea. All 113 aboard were killed in the crash.
  • November 27: Varig Flight 810, a 707-441 (PP-VJB) flying from Rio de Janeiro-Galeão to Lima was initiating an overshoot procedure at the suggestion of the control tower because it was too high, proceeded to start another approach when it crashed into La Cruz peak, 8 miles away from Lima Airport. Possibly there was a misinterpretation of navigation instruments. All 97 passengers and crew aboard died.[4][5]
  • February 12: Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 705, a 720-051B, crashed in the Everglades after breaking up in severe turbulence, 43 killed.
  • December 8: Pan Am Flight 214, a 707-121, crashed outside Elkton, Maryland during a severe electrical storm, with a loss of all 81 passengers and crew. The Boeing 707, registered as N709PA, was on the final leg of a San Juan–Baltimore–Philadelphia flight.
  • April 7: Pan Am Flight 212, a 707-139 (N709PA), was damaged beyond repair after overrunning the runway at New-York-JFK, United States.[1]
  • July 15: A Lufthansa 720-023B (D-ABOP) crashed near Ansbach, West Germany after losing control and breaking up while on a training flight, three killed.[1]
  • November 23: TWA Flight 800, a 707-331 (N769TW) crashed at Rome-Fiumicino, Italy.[1] The aircraft hit a roller during an aborted take off after a thrust reverser malfunctioned, 48 killed.
  • May 20: PIA Flight 705, a 720-040B, crashed near Cairo, Egypt after an unexplained descent, 121 killed. It is the worst-ever accident involving the 720.[1]
  • June 28: Pan Am Flight 843, a 707-321B, suffered an uncontained engine failure on take-off from San Francisco International Airport. Despite the loss of part of a wing, a successful emergency landing was made at Travis Air Force Base. All 153 people on board survived uninjured.
  • July 1: Continental Airlines Flight 12, a 707-124 (N70773), overran the runway and crashed at Kansas City, Missouri, United States, no casualties.[1]
  • August 21: Middle East Airlines 720-047B is damaged beyond repair by shelling at Beirut, Lebanon.[1]
  • September 17: Pan Am Flight 292, a 707-121B, crashed into the side of a mountain in a storm on the island of Montserrat killing all 30 passengers and crew on board.[6]
  • January 24: Air India Flight 101, a 707-437, crashed into Glacier des Bossons on the SW face of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. All 106 passengers and 11 crew were killed.
  • March 5: BOAC Flight 911, a 707-436 en route from Tokyo to Hong Kong, encountered clear air turbulence close to Mount Fuji; the sudden violent gusting caused the vertical stabilizer to detach from the aircraft, following which the aircraft entered an uncontrolled dive. The 707 progressively broke up as a result of aerodynamic over-stressing of the airframe, then struck the ground near the foot of the mountain. All those on board died.
  • November 6: TWA Flight 159, a 707-131, was damaged beyond repair at Covington, Kentucky, United States following an aborted take off, one killed.[1]
  • January 9: Middle East Airlines Flight 272, a 720-060B (ET-AAG), landed nose gear-first at Beirut, Lebanon; the nose gear folded back and a small fire developed but was extinguished; the aircraft burned out 30 minutes later when the fire restarted; no casualties. The aircraft was operating for Ethiopian Airlines.[1]
  • February 7: Canadian Pacific Airlines Flight 322, a 707-138B (N791SA), crashes at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[1] Aircraft hit airport buildings when it failed to stop after landing, two killed.
  • March 5: Air France Flight 212, a 707-328 crashes at Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadaloupe. All 62 passengers and crew on board are killed.
  • April 8: BOAC Flight 712, a 707-465, suffered engine failure on takeoff from London Heathrow Airport followed by an engine fire. The plane made an emergency landing back at the airport, but an explosion in the port wing caused the plane to catch fire. Four passengers and a flight attendant were killed and 122 escaped.
  • April 20: South African Airways Flight 228, a 707-344C, crashed shortly after takeoff from Windhoek, Namibia.[7] The crew used a flap retraction sequence from the 707-B series on newly delivered 707-C, which retracted the flaps in larger increments for that stage of the flight, leading to a loss of lift at 600 ft (180 m) above ground level. The inquiry blamed the crew for not observing their flight instruments when they had no visual reference.
  • June 12: Pan Am Flight 1, a 707-321 (N798PA, named Clipper Caribbean) crashed at Calcutta, India due to crew and instrument errors, six killed.[1]
  • July 13: A Sabena 707-329 (OO-SJK) crashed at Lagos, Nigeria after an unexplained descent, seven killed.[1]
  • September 7: A Varig 707-341 (PP-VJR) was destroyed in a hangar fire at Rio de Janeiro-Galeao, Brazil, no casualties.[1]
  • December 12: Pan Am Flight 217, a 707-321B, en route to Caracas, Venezuela, crashed into the Caribbean Sea. All 51 passengers and crew on board died. City lights may have caused an optical illusion that affected the pilots.[8]
  • December 28: A Middle East Airlines 707-3B4C (OD-AFC) was destroyed by fire at Beirut, Lebanon. The aircraft was one of 14 (a 707, DC-6, C-54, Vickers VC.10, Vickers Viscount 720, two DC-7's, two Convair 990's, two Sud Caravelles, and three de Havilland Comets) destroyed in a raid by Israeli forces.[1]
  • July 28: TWA Flight 5787, a 707-331 (N787TW), crashed at Pomona, New Jersey, United States due to loss of control after the hydraulic system was shut off, five killed.[1]
  • December 1: Pan Am Flight 812, a 707-321 (N892PA) crashed at takeoff from Sydney, Australia following a bird strike in the #2 engine and collapse of the nose gear. No fatalities. The aircraft was repaired and put back in service two months later. This plane would be destroyed in an accident 41 years later while serving as a tanker (see below).
  • December 4: Air France Flight 212, crashed shortly after takeoff at Caracas, Venezuela. All 62 people on board were killed.


  • April 22: A Trans World Airlines 707-131 (N743TW) was destroyed by fire at Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.[1]
  • September 6: Trans World Airlines Flight 741, was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine along with four others as a part of the Dawson's Field hijackings.
  • September 12: Trans World Airlines 707-331 was damaged beyond repair at el Khana, Jordan.[1]
  • November 30: A Trans World Airlines 707-373C (N790TW) crashed on takeoff at Tel Aviv, Israel after a runway collision with an Israeli Air Force Boeing 377; both aircraft burned out, two on the ground killed.[1]
  • January 23: An Air India 707-437 (VT-DJI) was damaged beyond repair at Bombay, India.[1] Aircraft overran on takeoff and was destroyed by fire.
  • March 31: Western Air Lines Flight 366, a 720-047B (N3166) crashed at Ontario, California, United States after control was lost during a three-engine ILS approach while on a training flight, five killed.[1]
  • July 25: Pan Am Flight 6005, a 707-321C (N461PA, named Clipper Rising Sun) crashed at Manila, Philippines due to poor CRM and a premature descent, four killed.[1]
  • December 15: A Pakistan International Airlines 707-340 crashes at Ürümqi in Sinkiang Province, China.[1]
  • May 8: A Trans World Airlines 707-331 (N761TW) was destroyed by a bomb while parked at Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.[1]
  • September 13: TWA Flight 604, a 707-331C (N15712) overran the runway at San Francisco International after the crew rejected takeoff when two landing gear tires blew, no casualties.
  • December 5: An EgyptAir 707-366 (SU-AOW) crashed at Beni Sueif, Egypt, probably due to engine separation while on a training flight, six killed.[1]
  • January 2: Pacific Western Airlines Flight 3801, a 707-321 (CF-PWZ) crashed at Telford Lake, Canada; five killed, the cause was not determined as the investigation was not done in accordance with ICAO Annex 13.[1]
  • January 22: A Nigeria Airways 707-3D3C crashed while attempting to land at Kano International Airport in Nigeria. 176 of the 202 passengers and crew on board were killed. The aircraft was operating for Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines.
  • June 9: A Varig 707-327C (PP-VJL) flying from Campinas-Viracopos to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão while making an instrument approach to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão had technical problems with the spoilers which eventually caused the aircraft to pitch down, descended fast, struck approach lights and ditch. 2 of 4 occupants died.[9]
  • July 11:, Varig Flight 820, a 707-345C, on scheduled airline service from Galeão Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Orly Airport, Paris, France made an emergency landing in a field in the Orly community due to smoke in the cabin. The fire, smoke and crash resulted in 123 deaths, with 11 survivors (10 crew, one passenger).[10][11]
  • July 22: Pan Am Flight 816, a 707-321B, crashed shortly after takeoff at Papeete, Tahiti resulting in 78 deaths (only a passenger survived); the cause was unknown, but an instrument failure was suspected.
  • November 3: Pan Am Flight 160, a 707-321C (N458PA), crashed on approach to Logan International Airport. Smoke in the cockpit (believed to be from the cargo) caused the pilots to lose control. Three people were killed in the hull-loss accident.[12]
  • December 17: Pan Am Flight 110, a 707-321, was destroyed by fire while parked at Rome after the airport terminal and aircraft were invaded by members of the Palestine Liberation Organization; the terrorists set fire to the aircraft, killing 30.[1]
  • December 20: A Lufthansa 707-330B (D-ABOT) undershot the runway at New Delhi, India, no casualties.[1]
  • January 16: TWA Flight 701, a 707-131B, crashed and burned at Los Angeles after the nosegear collapsed on touchdown, no casualties.[1]
  • January 30: Pan Am Flight 806, a 707-321B, crashed at Pago Pago, 97 killed in American Samoa's worst air accident.[1]
  • April 22: Pan Am Flight 812, a 707-321B, crashed into a mountain while preparing for landing after a 4-hour, 20-minute flight from Hong Kong to Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. All 107 people on board were killed.[13]
  • September 8: TWA Flight 841, a 707-331B, was bombed off Corfu, Greece, 88 killed.[1]
  • September 13: A Conair 720-025 (OY-DSR) was damaged beyond repair at Copenhagen, Denmark, no casualties; the aircraft was scrapped in 1975.[1][14]
  • June: a former BOAC 707-436, G-APFC, is tested to destruction by Boeing.[1]
  • August 3: A chartered Royal Jordanian Airlines 707-321C crashed into a mountain while preparing to land at Agadir-Inezgane Airport. All 188 passengers and crew on board were killed. The 1975 Agadir Morocco Air Disaster has the highest death toll of any crash involving a 707.[15]
  • December 22: TWA Flight 842, a 707-331 (N18701), crashed on landing at Milan-Malpensa, Italy, no casualties.[1]
  • January 1: Middle East Airlines Flight 438, a 720-047, was bombed and crashed near Al Qaysumah, Saudi Arabia, 81 killed.[1]
  • April 22: A United States Global of Florida 720-022 (N37777) crashed while on approach to Barranquilla, Colombia; no casualties.[1]
  • June 27: A Middle East Airlines 720-047 (OD-AGE) is destroyed by rocket fire and shelling while parked at Beirut, Lebanon; one killed.[1]
  • August 2: A Korean Air Lines 707-373C (HL7412), crashed near Tehran, Iran due to crew error, five killed.[1]
  • August 16: An Avianca 720-047 (HK-723) crashed after encountering a rain squall on landing at Mexico City, Mexico; no casualties.[1]
  • September 7: An Air France 707-328 (F-BHSH) was bombed on the ground while parked at Ajaccio, Corsica.[1]
  • October 13: A Lloyd Aero Boliviano 707-121 (N730JP) crashed in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 116 (of whom 113 were killed on the ground when the aircraft crashed into a practice football game).[1][16]
  • December 25: EgyptAir Flight 864, a 707-366, crashed into an industrial complex near Bangkok, Thailand, 71 killed.[1]
  • March 17: A British Airways 707-436 (G-APFK) crashed at Prestwick, Scotland, United Kingdom.[1] Destroyed by fire following a simulated engine failure on take off.
  • May 14: A Dan-Air 707-321C (G-BEBP) crashed on approach to land at Lusaka International Airport, Zambia. The right horizontal stabilizer and elevator separated from the fuselage in flight and the aircraft crashed 3.6 km short of the runway, killing all 6 occupants.[17]
  • August 8: A Pearl Air 707-430 (9Q-CRT) was damaged beyond repair at Sana'a, Yemen Arab Republic.[1]
  • November 19: An Ethiopian Airlines 707-360C (ET-ACD) crashed at Rome-Fiumicino, Italy due to possible crew error, five killed.[1]
  • February 15: A Sabena 707-329 is destroyed by fire at Tenerife, Canary Islands when the nosewheel collapsed after landing short of the runway, no casualties.[1]
  • April 20: Korean Air Lines Flight 902, a 707-321B, was hit by a missile fired from a Soviet Sukhoi Su-15 interceptor after it had entered Soviet airspace. This caused a rapid decompression of the fuselage which killed two passengers. The 707 made an emergency landing on a frozen lake near Murmansk, USSR.
  • August 3: LAN-Chile 707-351B (CC-CCX) crashed at Buenos-Aires, Argentina after the crew disregarded procedure, no casualties.[1]
  • January 30: A Varig 707-323C (PP-VLU) disappeared with six crew on board while operating a cargo service from Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro. Although the aircraft was never found, the cause was concluded as cabin depressurization.
  • February 19: Quebecair Flight 714, a 707-123B (C-GQBH), slammed onto the runway at St Lucia, Windward Islands due to windshear, no casualties; the aircraft was sold to Aviation Sales as N311AS and later scrapped.[1]
  • April 1: A Uganda Airlines 707-321C (5X-UAL) was destroyed by Tanzanian forces while parked at Entebbe Airport, Uganda.[1]
  • July 23: A Trans Mediterranean Airways 707-327C (OD-AFX) crashed at Beirut while on a training flight, six killed.[1]
  • July 26: Lufthansa Flight 527, a 707-330C (D-ABUY) operating a cargo service from Rio de Janeiro to Frankfurt via Dakar collided with a mountain 5 minutes after take-off from Galeão. The crew of 3 died.[18]
  • August 19: A Cyprus Airways 707-123B (5B-DAM) is damaged beyond repair at Bahrain, no casualties.[1]
  • September 11: A China Airlines 707-324C (B-1834) crashed into the sea off Taipei, Republic of China while on a training flight, six killed.[1]
  • November 26: PIA Flight 740, a 707-340C, crashed near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia after an in-flight fire, 156 killed.[1]
  • November 30: A Saudi Arabian Airlines 707-373C (HZ-ACE) landed heavily at Jeddah; the aircraft was removed from service and used for spare parts.


  • January 27: An AVIANCA Boeing 720-059B was damaged beyond repair at Quito, Ecuador.[1]
  • February 27: A China Airlines 707-309C (registration B-1826) overshot the runway and crashed while landing at Manila, Philippines, two killed.[1]
  • April 4: A Biman Bangladesh 707-373C (registation S2-ABQ, named City of Bayazed Bostami) struck the runway after all four engines lost power just after takeoff from Paya Lebar Airport, Singapore (although pilot error was suspected); there were no casualties, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[1]
  • May 11: A Sabena 707-329C (OO-SJH) landed hard at Douala Airport due to windshear, causing gear collapse and wing separation. All three crew survived, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[1]
  • November 30: A Trans World Airlines 707-131B (N797TW) landed at San Franscisco International Airport with the nosegear retracted; the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[1]
  • December 20: An Aerotal-Colombia 707-321F (HK-2410X) crashed and caught fire at Eldorado Airport after entering rain and fog; all four on board survived.[1]
  • January 8: Pakistan International Airlines Flight 320, a 720-047B (AP-AXK) landed nose gear-up at Quetta Airport; the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[1]
  • June 11: A Varig 707-341C (PP-VJT) slid off the runway while landing at Edurado Gomes Airport; all three crew survived, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[1]
  • July 5: A Trans Mediterranean Airways 707-324 (OD-AGW) was damaged beyond repair by an explosion at Beirut, Lebanon.[1]
  • August 31: A Middle East Airlines 720-023B (OF-AFR) was damaged beyond repair by a bomb at Beirut, Lebanon.[1]
  • October 23: A Trans Mediterranean Airways 707-331C (OD-AGT) ran off the runway at Narita Airport while attempting to return to Tokyo due to engine problems; all three on board survived, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[1]
  • December 16: A Hispaniola Airways 707-124 (HI-384HA) crashed on landing at Miami International Airport after the right main landing gear collapsed due to fatigue; all five crew survived, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[1]
  • January 26: An Alymeda Yemen Airlines 707-348C (7O-ACJ) was damaged beyond repair after it was attacked by an Israeli or Iraqi fighter; the aircraft landed safely at Damascus International Airport.[1]
  • June 12: A Middle East Airlines 720-023C (OD-AFP) was destroyed by shelling at Beirut International Airport.[1]
  • June 16: Five Middle East Airlines and Trans Mediterranean Airways 707s and 720s (OD-AFU, OD-AFW, OD-AGR, OD-AGN, and OD-AFB) were destroyed by shelling from Israeli forces at Beirut International Airport.[1]
  • June 22: Air India Flight 403, a 707-437 (registration VT-DJJ), crashed on landing at Santacruz Airport due to engine power reduction by the pilot, causing the aircraft to undershoot the runway, 19 killed.[1]
  • August 1: A Middle East Airlines 720-047B (OD-AGG) was destroyed in a bombing raid by Israeli forces at Beirut International Airport.[1]
  • September 10: A Sudan Airways 707-348C (ST-AIM) ditched in the Nile River near Khartoum, Sudan; all 11 on board survived.[1]
  • October 17: Egyptair Flight 771, a 707-366C (SU-APE), slid off the runway and crashed at Cointrin Airport; no casualties.[1]
  • December 4: A Global International Airways 707-323B (N8434) crashed at Brasilia International Airport while attempting an emergency landing after the left main landing gear broke off; no casualties.[1]
  • June 1: A Middle East Airlines 720-023 was damaged beyond repair by shelling at Beirut International Airport.[1]
  • September 25: An RN Cargo 707-366 (5N-ARO) was destroyed by fire at Accra, Ghana.[1]
  • October 13: A Coastal Airways 707-436 (N4465D) was destroyed by fire on the ground while parked at Perpignan, France.[1]
  • December 13: A TAMPA Colombia 707-373C (HK-2401) was being ferried from Medellin, Colombia to Miami, Florida for engine repairs when it crashed on climbout from Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellin due to engine failure and loss of power, killing all three crew on board and 22 on the ground.[1]
  • May 1: Conairs Boeing 720-051B, flight OY-452 from Malaga, Spain to Copenhagen, Denmark. Over Biscaya close to Bordeaux notices the F/E that almost all hydraulic preassure is gone, and worse - the reservoir is next to empty. The Captain decides to take the problem at Copenhagen. The flaps had an AC-power emergency system, but for the gear down only manual cranking was at hand. The gear lever was not used as it was certain that all three doors and gears wouldn't come down with so little hydraulic fluid left. The F/E had though only minor problems in opening the three doors, folding down the nose gear and the left centre gear manually. But the right one was stuck. Now the aircraft flew in a circle over Øresund for two hours, which caused lots of attention this sunny First of May. Manuals were read while the fuel decreased. Landing on only the left centre wheel would undoubtedly cause the aircraft to tilt towards the right at some speed (around 80 knots in best case). But the F/E asked for permission to try to assemble all hydraulics on the remaining gear only, the Captain agreed to this attempt despite the fact that the manuals specifically stated to not do any such thing. With almost no remaining fuel, around two minutes bfore landing this was attempted - and the right gear came out! The landing then went on as a normal one. (Conair just happened to have "OY" as flight number prefix, the same prefix as Danish aircraft have) [19][20][21][22][23]
  • July: A Wolf Aviation 707-458 was damaged beyond repair at Isiro, Zaire.[1]
  • December 1: A NASA 720-027 (N833NA) was damaged beyond repair at Edwards Air Force Base after being used in a crash test to test fuel fire retardant.[1]
  • June 13: A 707-366 (TY-BBR) of the Government of Benin is damaged beyond repair after an aborted takeoff at Sebha, Libya.[1]
  • August 21: Two Middle East Airlines 720s (OD-AGQ and OD-AFL) were destroyed by shelling at Beirut International Airport.[1]
  • January 27: An Aerolineas Argentinas 707-387C (LV-JGR) overran the runway while landing at Ministro Pistarini Airport and collided with a hill; all five on board survived, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[1]
  • January 3: Varig Flight 797, a 707-379C, crashed when making a return to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire after one of its engines failed. One person survived out of the 51 people on board.[24][25]
  • January 8: A Middle East Airlines 707-323C (OD-AHB) was destroyed by shelling shortly after landing at Beirut, Lebanon; no casualties.[1]
  • February 12: Conairs Boeing 720-051B (OY-APU) nose wheel collapses during otherways normal landing in Salzburg, Austria. Two people needed chock-treaty afterwards.[26][27]
  • April 6: Conairs Boeing 720-051B (OY-APY) nose wheel collapses at Rome-Chiampino. Belly landing causes fire. No persons injured. Very similar to the accident in Salzburg less than two months earlier.[28][29]
  • April 11: A Transbrasil 707-330C was damaged beyond repair at Manaus, Brazil.[1]
  • April 13: Burlington Air Express Flight 721, a 707-351C, crashed near Kansas City International Airport, Missouri due to an intentional descent by the pilot and poor CRM, killing all four on board.[1]
  • November 29: Korean Air Flight 858, a 707-3B5C, exploded over the Andaman Sea, in the Indian Ocean in a terrorist attack with a bomb placed by North Korean agents. All 115 people on board died.
  • February 8: A TAAG Angola Airlines 707-349C (D2-TOI) struck a radio tower on top of a building while on approach to Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport and overran the runway on landing and collapsing the nosegear; all nine on board survived, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[1]
  • July 21: An Angola Air Charter 707-328C crashed near Lagos, Nigeria.[1]
  • October 10: A TAAG Angola Airlines 707-347C (D2-TOM) was destroyed by an electrical fire while parked at Luanda, Angola.[1]
  • October 17: Uganda Airlines Flight 775 crashed while attempting to land at Roma-Fiumicino Airport. Thirty-three of the 52 passengers and crew on board were killed.
  • November 19: An Air Zimbabwe 707-330B was damaged beyond repair at Harare, Zimbabwe.[1]
  • December 13: A GAS Air Nigeria 707-351C (5N-AYJ) crashed at Kom Omran, Egypt due to possible fuel exhaustion, killing all eight on board and one on the ground.[1]
  • February 8: Independent Air Flight 1851, a Boeing 707, crashed into a hill on approach to Santa Maria, Azores. All 144 people on board were killed. Wreckage remains at the site to this day.
  • March 21: Transbrasil Flight 801, a cargo 707-349C registration PT-TCS, flying from Manaus to São Paulo-Guarulhos crashed at the district of Vila Barros in Guarulhos, shortly before touch-down at runway 09R. That day, at 12:00 the runway was going to be closed for maintenance and the crew decided to speed up procedures to touch-down before closure (it was already 11:54). In a hurry, one of the crew members, by mistake, activated the air-dynamic brakes and the aircraft lost too much speed to have enough aerodynamic support (Stall). As a consequence the aircraft crashed at approximately 2 km from the airport. There were 25 fatalities which of these three were crew members and 22 were civilians on the accident site. As well as the 22 fatalities, there were also over 100 injured on the ground.[30] -->
  • May 17: A Somali Airlines 707-330B (6O-SBT) overran the runway at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport following an aborted takeoff; all 70 on board survived, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[1]
  • July 11: A Kenya Airways 707-351B (5Y-BBK) overran the runway at Bole Airport due to brake failure following an emergency landing, all 76 on board survived, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[1]


  • On January 25, 1990, Avianca Flight 52, a 707-321B, crashed after running out of fuel in Long Island, New York. The 707 was delayed numerous times because of air traffic control tower shift changes while in the mist of heavy fog in New York. A total of 73 people died. FAA issued new regulations requiring each plane to stay assigned to only one traffic controller from approach to landing.
  • On March 1, 1990 Katale Aero Transport 707-329C is damaged beyond repair at Goma, Zaire.[1]
  • On June 23, 1990 LAN-Chile 707-312B is damaged beyond repair at Santiago, Chile.[1]
  • On July 14, 1990 Trans Arabian Air Transport 707-349 was damaged beyond repair at Kartoum, Sudan.[1]
  • On July 25, 1990 Ethiopian Airlines 707-379 was damaged beyond repair at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.[1]
  • On September 20, 1990 Omega Aerial Refueling Services 707-321B crashed at Marana, Arizona, United States.[1]
  • On October 2, 1990 China Southwest Airlines 707-3J6B is damaged beyond repair at Canton, China.[1]
  • On December 3, 1990 Sudan Air Cargo 707-321C crashed near Nairobi, Kenya.[1]
  • On January 10, 1991 TAROM 707-3K1C is damaged beyond repair at Bucharest, Romania.[1]
  • On March 25, 1991 Ethiopian Airlines 707-385C is damaged beyond repair by shelling at Asmara, Ethiopia.[1]
  • On August 31, 1991 Lloyd Aero Boliviano 707-323C is destroyed by fire at Dothan, Alabama, United States.[1]
  • On October 29, 1991, a 707-368C of the Royal Australian Air Force stalled and crashed into the sea off East Sale, Victoria. All five crew on board died.[31]
  • On December 7, 1991 Libyan Arab Airlines 707-351C was destroyed by fire at Tripoli, Libya.[1]
  • On February 20, 1992 TAAG-Angola Airlines 707-349C was damaged beyond repair at Luanda, Angola.[1]
  • On March 23, 1992 Golden Star Air Cargo 707-321C crashed at Mount Hymittus, Greece.[1]
  • On March 31, 1992 Trans Air Services 707-321C was damaged beyond repair at Istres, France when the № 3 engine separated in flight, taking with it the № 4 enging. An emergency landing was made but the aircraft was damaged beyone repair by fire.[1][32]
  • On April 29, 1992 EAS Cargo 707-351C was damaged beyond repair at Ilorin, Nigeria.[1]
  • On November 25, 1992 DAS Air Cargo 707-321C damaged beyond repair at Kano, Nigeria.[1]
  • On November 26, 1992 AeroBrasil 707-365C crashed at Abidjan-Port Bouet, Côte d'Ivoire.[1]
  • On January 31, 1993 LADE 707-387B was damaged beyond repair at Recife, Brazil.[1]
  • On July 26, 1993 Trans Mediterranean Airways 707-327C was damaged beyond repair at Amsterdam-Schiphol, Netherlands.[1]
  • On October 9, 1994 TAMPA-Colombia 707-324C was damaged beyond repair at São Paulo, Colombia.[1]
  • On December 19, 1994 Nigeria Airways 707-3F9C crashed: Nigeria Airways Flight 9805[33]
  • On August 17, 1994 TAROM 707-321C was damaged at N'djemena, Chad.[1]
  • On November 30, 1995 Azerbaijan Airlines 707-323C crashed near Baku, Azerbaijan.[1]
  • On June 30, 1996 DAS Air Cargo 707-369C was damaged beyond repair at Bamako, Mali when the wingtip hit the ground on landing due to windshear.[1]
  • On August 21, 1996 Egypt Air 707-366 was damaged beyond repair at Istanbul, Turkey.[1]
  • On October 23, 1996, a 707 belonging to the Argentinian Air Force crashed on takeoff roll after failing to achieve required takeoff speed (V2) at Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE).[34]
  • On October 23, 1996 Millon Air 707-323C crashed at Manta, Ecuador.[1]
  • On October 23, 1996 Congo Airlines was damaged beyond repair at Kinshasa, Congo.[1]
  • On January 16, 1997 First International Airways was destroyed by fire at Kinshasa, Zaire.[1]
  • On March 10, 1998 Air Memphis 707-366C crashed at Mombasa, Kenya.[1]


  • March 19: A Cargo Plus Aviation-owned 707-300 freighter on a wet-lease to Ethiopian Airlines crashed into Lake Victoria on approach to Runway 35 at Entebbe, Uganda on the lake's northern shore. The 31-year-old 707 freighter was on approach to Runway 35 during its second attempt to land. Its right wing clipped an outcrop on approach and it began to break up. The accident happened in heavy rain. The aircraft broke up, but the crew of five survived.[39]
  • April 20: Saha Airlines Flight 171, a 707-3J9C (EP-SHE) flying from Kish Island, crashed on landing at Mehrabad Airport, Tehran following an unstabilized approach with a higher than recommended airspeed. Gear and/or a tyre failed after touchdown and the flight overran the far end of the runway. Of the 12 crew and 157 passengers, three passengers were killed, reportedly falling into the river after evacuation.[40]


  • On 18 May 2011, a Boeing 707 tanker (as mentioned above, the former Pan Am 707 involved in a 1969 bird strike accident) operated by Omega Aerial Refueling Services crashed on take-off from Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California, United States due to the separation of the № 2 engine from the port wing on take-off. № 1 engine was also damaged in the process. The aircraft was destroyed in the post-crash fire. All three crew survived.[32][43]



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