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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Datum:Montag 22 Dezember 1975
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-331B
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: N18701
Werknummer: 18978/465
Baujahr: 1966
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 117
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 125
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Milano-Malpensa Airport (MXP) (   Italien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flug nach:Milano-Malpensa Airport (MXP/LIMC), Italien
The aircraft landed outside the runway, struck a transmissometer and a CAT II television camera. The landing gear and all 4 engines separated in the subsequent slide. The aircraft came to rest with the nose broken off behind the forward cabin door

» Flight International 03 January 1976 (4)


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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Milano-Malpensa Airport as the crow flies is 6369 km (3980 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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Boeing 707

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