Date: July 22, 1973
Time: 2207
Location: Off Papeete, Tahiti
Operator: Pan American World Airways
Flight #: 816
Route: Auckland, NZ - Papeete, Tahiti - Honolulu - Los Angeles
AC Type: Boeing B-707-321B
Registration: N417PA
cn / ln: 18959/470
Aboard: 79   (passengers:69  crew:10)
Fatalities: 78   (passengers:68  crew:10)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed 30 seconds after takeoff from Faaa Airport into the ocean. Cause unknown. It is possible an instrument failure diverted the crews attention during a turn. The aircraft was named "Clipper Winged Racer."

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