- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 07, 1989
Time: 04:27
Location: Near Paramaribo, Surinam
Operator: Surinam Airways
Flight #: 764
Route: Paramaribo - Zanderij
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8 Super 62
Registration: N1809E
cn / ln: 46107/498
Aboard: 187   (passengers:178  crew:9)
Fatalities: 176   (passengers:167  crew:9)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft hit a tree and crashed during a third landing attempt in fog. The crew descended below the published minimum altitude. Despite concerns about possible landing equipment failures the crew was determined to make a landing and not divert to another airport as they were running out of fuel. They could not get an ILS signal and ignored a Ground Proximity Warning System alarm 60 seconds prior to the crash by turning it off 10 seconds after it started its warning. About 20 members from the Dutch soccer team "Colorful 11" from Surinam were killed.
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