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Datum:Sonntag 13 September 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-331B
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: N8715T
Werknummer: 18917/460
Baujahr: 1965
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Zerqa RAF Station (Dawson's Field) (   Jordanien)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Deutschland
Flug nach:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flugnummer:TW741
Unfallbericht:
The Boeing 707 carrying 141 passengers and 10 crewmembers was hijacked after leaving Frankfurt September 6. The plane was then flown to Zerqa, a military airfield 20 miles N of Amman. Hijackers from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine released the hostages and blew up the plane September 13.



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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 6143 km (3839 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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