ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 707-131 N743TW Indianapolis-Weir Cook Municipal Airport, IN (IND)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 22 April 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-131
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N743TW
MSN: 17670/46
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Indianapolis-Weir Cook Municipal Airport, IN (IND) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Boeing 707 N743TW was parked on the apron of the Indianapolis Municipal Airport. A cove light capacitor on the port side of seat row 25 failed due thermal runaway, causing a fire aboard the aircraft.

Probable Cause:

systems - electrical system: other

Damaged on the ground



photo of Boeing-707-131-N743TW
accident date: 22-04-1970
type: Boeing 707-131
registration: N743TW
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Boeing 707

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