Date: November 20, 1974
Time: c 07:50
Location: Near Nairobi, Kenya
Operator: Lufthansa
Flight #: 540
Route: Nairobi - Johannesburg
AC Type: Boeing B-747-130
Registration: D-ABYB
cn / ln: 19747/29
Aboard: 157   (passengers:144  crew:13)
Fatalities: 59   (passengers:55  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft stalled and crashed during takeoff. The wing flaps were not extended. First fatal Boeing 747 accident to occur.

Return to Home Page

Copyright Richard Kebabjian / www.planecrashinfo.com