Date: March 14, 1980
Time: 11:00
Location: Near Warsaw, Poland
Operator: LOT Polish Airlines
Flight #: 007
Route: New York City - Warsaw
AC Type: Ilyushin IL-62
Registration: SP-LAA
cn / ln: 11004
Aboard: 87   (passengers:77  crew:10)
Fatalities: 87   (passengers:77  crew:10)
Ground: 0
Summary: While attempting to land at Warsaw, the crew initiated an overshoot procedure after there were indications that the landing gear was not down. When thrust was applied, the No. 2 engine disintegrated, damaging two other engines and severing the rudder and elevator control lines. The plane crashed one-half mile from the runway threshold. Metal fatigue in the No. 2 engine turbine disc. The dead included 22 members of the U.S. boxing team and Polish singer Anna Jantar. The aircraft was named Mikolaj Kopernik.

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