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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:Montag 30 November 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-373C
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: N790TW
Werknummer: 18738/335
Baujahr: 1963
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport (TLV) (   Israel)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Flug nach:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Deutschland
During the takeoff roll on runway 30, an empty and unlit Israeli Air Force Stratocruiser was towed across the active runway. The crew tried to takeoff immediately, but the Boeing 707 collided with the other aircraft. Both aircraft caught fire.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Deficiency in safety precautions while towing an aircraft along the runway.



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Distance from Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport to Frankfurt International Airport as the crow flies is 2935 km (1834 miles).

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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