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Last updated: 15 November 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 22 April 1970
Zeit:15:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-131
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: N743TW
Werknummer: 17670/46
Baujahr: 1959
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Indianapolis-Weir Cook Municipal Airport, IN (IND) (   USA)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
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Unfallbericht:
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

Informationsquelle:
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