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Boeing 707
The Boeing 707 is a four-engine narrow-body commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. Its name is most commonly pronounced as "Seven Oh Seven". The first airline to operate the 707 was Pan American World Airways, inaugurating the type's first commercial flight on October 26, 1958...
Timeline of Events
1954
7.15.1954
First flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.
1958
10.26.1958
Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
1962
6.3.1962
An Air France Boeing 707 charter, Chateau de Sully crashes after an aborted takeoff from Paris-Orly Airport, killing 130.
6.22.1962
An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.
1963
12.8.1963
Pan Am Flight 214, a Boeing 707, is struck by positive lightning and crashes near Elkton, Maryland, United States, killing all 81 people on board.
1965
5.20.1965
PIA Flight 705, a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 720 – 040 B, crashes while descending to land at Cairo International Airport, killing 119 of the 125 passengers and crew.
1968
7.23.1968
The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel.
1973
7.11.1973
Varig Flight 820, operated by a Boeing 707 crashes near Paris on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on-board.
1975
8.3.1975
A privately chartered Boeing 707 crashes into the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
1976
10.13.1976
A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
1979
1.30.1979
Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
1989
2.8.1989
An Independent Air Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain in Azores Islands off the coast of Portugal, killing 144.