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Last updated: 16 May 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 16 enero 1974
Hora:01:35
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-131B
Operador:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registración: N757TW
Numéro de série: 18395/309
Año de Construcción: 1962
Horas Totales de la Célula:38876
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 56
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 63
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:TW701
Descripción:
After a night visual runway 06R approach, the aircraft touched down. The nosegear collapsed immediately. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The continuation of a visual approach after the flight crew lost outside visual reference because of a low cloud and fog encounter."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 210 days (7 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-74-10
Download report: Final report


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photo of Boeing-707-131B-N757TW
accident date: 16-01-1974
type: Boeing 707-131B
registration: N757TW
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 3947 km (2467 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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