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Accident description
Last updated: 10 October 2015
Date:Sunday 30 November 1980
Type:Boeing 707-131B
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N797TW
C/n / msn: 18760/393
First flight: 1964
Total airframe hrs:49910
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 133
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), United States of America
Destination airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
Landed with the nosegear retracted.



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Distance from Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO to San Francisco International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 2768 km (1730 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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