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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 13 September 1972
Zeit:22:43
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-331C
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: N15712
Werknummer: 20068/814
Baujahr: 1969
Betriebsstunden:9424
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), USA
Flug nach:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flugnummer:TW604
Unfallbericht:
During the takeoff roll on runway 01R the crew noticed vibration of the aircraft and a slowdown in acceleration after V1 speed. The takeoff was aborted and the aircraft overran into San Francisco Bay. The nosegear and no. 2 engine had separated and the outer 6 feet of the left wing had broken off after striking approach lights.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The initiation of rejected takeoff procedures, beyond V1 speed, with insufficient runway remaining in which to stop the aircraft. The crew action was prompted by the failure of the two right truck rear tires which produced a noticeable aircraft vibration and a reduction in aircraft acceleration."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 182 days (6 months)
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-73-4
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB/SIR-90/02 (4)


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photo of Boeing-707-331C-N15712
accident date: 13-09-1972
type: Boeing 707-331C
registration: N15712
 

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 San Francisco International Airport, CA to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 4124 km (2577 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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