Accident Boeing 707-331 N761TW,
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Date:Friday 29 May 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 707-331
Owner/operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N761TW
MSN: 17673/69
Year of manufacture:1959
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT4A-12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 103
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) -   France
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Boeing 707-331, registered N761TW, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident on takeoff at Paris-Orly Airport (ORY), France. All 103 on board survived.
During takeoff, before reaching speed V1, vibration was felt. The pilot decided to abort the takeoff. During the deceleration, the aircraft pulled over to the right and left the runway at the end of its roll, collapsing the nose gear.

CAUSE: "The accident resulted from the bursting of the forward right tyre, manufactured in 1959 and retreaded twelve times . This burst was itself the result of the rupture of an inside wire. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: UNK64X2010
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
8 March 1972 N761TW Trans World Airlines - TWA 0 Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) w/o



photo (c) Philip Krug; Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB); 29 May 1964

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