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Last updated: 18 June 2019
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Date:Monday 30 November 1970
Time:02:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter
Operator:Heyl Ha'Avir (Israeli Air Force)
Registration: 4X-FPS/037
C/n / msn: 16658
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport (TLV) (   Israel)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
During the takeoff roll of a TWA B707 on runway 30, an empty and unlit Israeli Air Force Stratocruiser was towed across the active runway. The TWA-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.

Classification:
Runway incursion

Sources:
» Airnieuws 283 (p..78)


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