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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Status:Keine Untersuchung der Flugunfall-Untersuchungskommission
Datum:Freitag 25 August 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 84
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 89
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Schweiz)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flug nach:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Schweiz
Flugnummer:TW830
Unfallbericht:
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.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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