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Accident
Last updated: 24 September 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 16 Januar 1974
Zeit:01:35
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-131B
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: N757TW
Werknummer: 18395/309
Baujahr: 1962
Betriebsstunden:38876
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 56
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 63
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flug nach:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), USA
Flugnummer:TW701
Unfallbericht:
After a night visual runway 06R approach, the aircraft touched down. The nosegear collapsed immediately. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Probable Cause:

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

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 210 days (7 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-74-10
Download report: Final report


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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).

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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