Date: July 11, 1973
Location: Paris, France
Aircraft: Boeing B-707-345C
Airline: Varig
Flight No: 820
Fatalities: 134 : 123

Fire aboard the aircraft in the aft right toilet was reported and an emergency descent made. The plane was heavily damaged by fire before fire fighters could rescue passengers. Most fatalities were due to CO before rescuers could reach passengers. The fire started in the aft right toilet either from an electrical short or discarded cigarette.