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Last updated: 26 March 2019
Datum:Mittwoch 8 März 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-331
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: N761TW
Werknummer: 17673/69
Baujahr: 1959
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT4A-12
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) (   USA)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
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A bomb exploded in the right rear part of the cockpit while the aircraft was parked. Earlier someone had demanded USD 2.000.000 from TWA, threatening to blow up TWA aircraft.

» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» NRC Handelsblad 09.03.1972


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