- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 11, 1973
Time: 14:03
Location: Paris, Orly Airport, France
Operator: Varig
Flight #: 820
Route: Rio - de Janerio - Paris
AC Type: Boeing B-707-345C
Registration: PP-VJZ
cn / ln: 19106/683
Aboard: 134   (passengers:117  crew:17)
Fatalities: 123   (passengers:116  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: Fire aboard the aircraft in the aft right toilet was reported and an emergency descent made. The plane was heavily damaged by fire before fire fighters could rescue passengers. Most fatalities were due to CO before rescuers could reach passengers. The fire started in the aft right toilet either from an electrical short or discarded cigarette.
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