Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 13 September 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-331B
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N8715T
C/n / msn: 18917/460
First flight: 1965
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Zerqa RAF Station (Dawson's Field) (   Jordan) show on map
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Flightnumber: 741
Narrative:
The Boeing 707 carrying 141 passengers and 10 crewmembers was hijacked after leaving Frankfurt September 6. The plane was then flown to Zerqa, a military airfield 20 miles N of Amman. Hijackers from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine released the hostages and blew up the plane September 13.

Classification:
Hijack
Destroyed on ground

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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 6143 km (3839 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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