22 Jan 2014

Memories to be revived in American Samoa over 1974 Pan Am jet crash

4:26 pm on 22 January 2014

An independent filmmaker from England plans to travel to American Samoa in hopes of finding people with a connection to the territory's worst aviation disaster.

87 people died when Pan Am flight 806 crashed short of the runway in January 1974 en route from New Zealand to the United States via American Samoa and Hawaii.

Paul Crompton will visit American Samoa later this month to interview local residents for a documentary about the crash.

He says there is still a lot of mystery surrounding the crash.

I'm looking for anyone really who has a connection to it. Either in an official capacity or was just passing by or just nearby and also, to look at how the crash was reported and recorded in local media as well.

Paul Crompton can be contacted via the following email address, cromptontv at yahoo.co.uk