Accident description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 16 January 1974
Time:01:35
Type:Boeing 707-131B
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N757TW
C/n / msn: 18395/309
First flight: 1962
Total airframe hrs:38876
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 63
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Flightnumber: 701
Narrative:
After a night visual runway 06R approach, the aircraft touched down. The nosegear collapsed immediately. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The continuation of a visual approach after the flight crew lost outside visual reference because of a low cloud and fog encounter."

Sources:

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-74-10
report released:14-AUG-1974
duration of investigation:210 days (7 months)
download report: Trans World Airlines, Inc., Boeing 707-131B, N757TW, Los Angeles, California, January 16, 1974. (NTSB/AAR-74-10)
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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 3947 km (2467 miles).

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