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Last updated: 15 November 2019
Datum:Mittwoch 2 April 1986
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-231
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: N54340
Werknummer: 20845/1066
Baujahr: 1974-08-29 (11 years 7 months)
Triebwerk: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 114
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 121
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:über dem Argos (   Griechenland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italien
Flug nach:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
While descending through FL100 a bomb exploded, causing a 1,40 x 1,60 m hole in the fuselage near seat 10F. Four passengers were ejected through the hole in the fuselage. The aircraft landed safely at Athens.

Investigators concluded that the bomb contained one pound of plastic explosive. It is suspected it had been placed under the seat cushion on a previous journey by a Lebanese woman (later arrested, never convicted) who worked for the Abu Nidal Organisation.

» Internat. Herald Tribune 3.4.86


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Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 1063 km (665 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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