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Last updated: 17 May 2021
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 22 April 1970
Time:15:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-131
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N743TW
MSN: 17670/46
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Indianapolis-Weir Cook Municipal Airport, IN (IND) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Boeing 707 N743TW was parked on the apron of the Indianapolis Municipal Airport. A cove light capacitor on the port side of seat row 25 failed due thermal runaway, causing a fire aboard the aircraft.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
systems - electrical system: other

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» NTSB


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photo of Boeing-707-131-N743TW
accident date: 22-04-1970
type: Boeing 707-131
registration: N743TW
 
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