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Last updated: 26 May 2017
Datum:Mittwoch 16 Januar 1974
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
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
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:
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
status: Final
number: NTSB/AAR-74-10
released:14 August 1974
duration: 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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