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Last updated: 14 August 2020
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Friday 25 August 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 84
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 89
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Switzerland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Switzerland
Flightnumber:TW830
Narrative:
One passenger dropped a note near a flight attendant who was taking a nap. He demanding the release of several prisoners, a.o. Rudolf Hess. After landing in Geneva all passengers deplaned and were questioned by authorities to determine the identity of the hijacker.

Sources:
» La Liberté, 27 Aug. 1978


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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Genève-Cointrin Airport as the crow flies is 6159 km (3849 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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