Date: December 26, 1968
Time: 0615
Location: Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
Operator: Pan American World Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: San Francisco - Anchorage - Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam
AC Type: Boeing 707-321CF
Registration: N799PA
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 3   (passengers:0  crew:3)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:0  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The stickshaker sounded shortly after VR. The aircraft rotated and climbed slowly. The right wing contacted the snow covered ground 94 feet left of the extended centerline at a distance of 2,760 feet from the runway. The aircraft rolled inverted and broke up. The probable cause was an attempted takeoff with the flaps in a retracted position. This resulted from a combination of factors: a) inadequate cockpit checklist and procedures; b) a warning system inadequacy associated with cold weather operations; c) ineffective control practices regarding manufacturer's Service Bulletins; and d) stresses imposed upon the crew by their attempts to meet an air traffic control deadline.

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