ASN logo
Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 31 août 1950
Heure:ca 02:03
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Compagnie:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Immatriculation: N6004C
Numéro de série: 2636
Année de Fabrication: 1950
Heures de vol:1100
Equipage:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 48 / à bord: 48
Total:victimes: 55 / à bord: 55
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Wadi Natrun (   Egypte)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Cairo-Farouk Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
Aéroport de destination:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italie
Numéro de vol:TW903
Détails:
TWA Flight 903 from Bombay, India to New York was carried out by TWA's Constellation "Star of Maryland". Departure from Bombay was at 08:34, August 30 and arrival at Cairo at 22:17. A complete crew change was made at Cairo and the aircraft was refueled The weather over the route was good and the flight departed Cairo at 23:35, planning to cruise at an altitude of 14,500 feet. A routine position report was received from the flight by the Cairo control tower at 23:55, "off Cairo 23:35 25 miles out of Cairo at 23:43 estimated time of arrival Rome 0530". This message was acknowledged but the flight did not reply. At that moment, while climbing through an altitude of approx 10,000 feet, the plane suffered a no. 3 engine failure. A major fire erupted, forcing the crew to return to Cairo. When the burning engine fell free of the aircraft, a forced landing in the desert became necessary. The aircraft crashed during the attempted night-time emergency landing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the rear row master rod bearing causing an uncontrolled fire which precipitated a crash landing."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 1-0114
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.2, Circular 24-AN/21 (15-20)


Photos

photo of Lockheed L-749A Constellation N6004C
Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Cairo-Farouk Airport et Roma-Ciampino Airport est de 2112 km (1320 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
languages: languages

Share

Lockheed L-749

  • 145 built
  • 5ème loss
  • 4ème accident fatal
  • le accident The le plus grave (à ce moment là)
  • le accident The le plus grave (en ce moment)
» safety profile

 Egypte
  • le accident The le plus grave (à ce moment là)
  • le accident 6ème le plus grave (en ce moment)
» safety profile