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Published on Oct 11, 2013
On June 28th, 1965, Pan American's Flight 843 took off from San Francisco's International Airport bound for Honolulu. Aboard the Boeing 707 was 143 souls, a crew of ten, and over 13,000 gal. of fuel. First Officer Fred Miller, 47, went through the pre-takeoff checklist with Captain Charles Kimes, 44, a veteran of 16,000 flying hours who had elected to let Miller handle the takeoff. Shortly after 2pm at 800 feet AGL, no. 4 engine disintegrated, follow by a fire and explosion. Can anyone survive that?