Date: December 08, 1963
Location: Elkton, Maryland
Aircraft: Boeing B-707-121
Reg: N709PA
Airline: Pan American World Airways
Flight No: 214
Fatalities: 81 : 81

The airliner was struck by lightning resulting in an explosion and destruction of the aircraft. The cause was lightning induced ignition of fuel tank vapors. Within two weeks after the accident the FAA ordered lightning discharge wicks to be installed on all commercial jet airliners.