Date & Time: Jul 9, 1982 at 1608 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 727-200
Operator:
Registration:
N4737
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
No
Site:
City
Schedule:
Miami - New Orleans - Las Vegas - San Francisco - San Diego
MSN:
19457
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
PA759
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
7
Pax on board:
138
Pax fatalities:
138
Other fatalities:
8
Total fatalities:
153
Captain / Total flying hours:
11727
Captain / Total hours on type:
10595
Copilot / Total flying hours:
6127
Copilot / Total hours on type:
3914
Aircraft flight hours:
39253
Aircraft flight cycles:
35643
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after take off due to a micro-burst and wind shear.