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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Datum:woensdag 13 september 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-331C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registratie: N15712
Constructienummer: 20068/814
Bouwjaar: 1969
Aantal vlieguren:9424
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Verenigde Staten
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:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 182 days (6 months)
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-73-4
Download report: Final report

» NTSB/SIR-90/02 (4)


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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen San Francisco International Airport, CA en New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY bedraagt 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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