Date: July 09, 1982
Time: 16:09
Location: Kenner, Louisiana
Operator: Pan American World Airways
Flight #: 759
Route: New Orleans - Las Vegas
AC Type: Boeing B-727-235
Registration: N4737
cn / ln: 19457/518
Aboard: 145   (passengers:138  crew:7)
Fatalities: 145   (passengers:138  crew:7)
Ground: 8
Summary: The aircraft crashed during a thunderstorm, 29 seconds after taking off from New Orleans International Airport. The plane reached an altitude of 95 to 150 feet and then began to descend and crashed into trees and houses bursting into flames. Microbust induced windshear. Limited capability of current ground-based low-level windshear detection technology. The aircraft was named "Clipper Defiance."

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