Date: July 30, 1971
Time: 14:29
Location: San Francisco, California
Operator: Pan American World Airways
Flight #: 845
Route: San Francisco - Los Angeles
AC Type: Boeing B-747-121
Registration: N747PA
cn / ln: 19639/2
Aboard: 218   (passengers:197  crew:21)
Fatalities: 0   (passengers:0  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft struck approach lights at the departure end of runway during takeoff. Miscalculation of available runway length and takeoff reference speed by crew. Erroneous information from the dispatcher. The aircraft was named "Clipper America."

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