- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 30, 1979
Time: ?
Location: 125 miles ENE of Tokyo, Japan
Operator: Varig
Flight #: ?
Route: Tokyo - Rio de Janeiro
AC Type: Boeing B-707-326C
Registration: PP-VLU
cn / ln: 19235/519
Aboard: 6   (passengers:0  crew:6)
Fatalities: 6   (passengers:0  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: Contact with the cargo plane was lost 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo Narita Airport.The cargo included 153 paintings by Manabu Mabe, returning from a Tokyo exhibition, valued at US$1.24 million. Neither the wreck nor the paintings were ever found. The cause of the accident was blamed on cabin depressurization, which killed the crew.
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