Accident Boeing 707-131B N757TW, Wednesday 16 January 1974
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Date:Wednesday 16 January 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 707-131B
Owner/operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N757TW
MSN: 18395/309
Year of manufacture:1962
Total airframe hrs:38876 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 63
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After a night visual runway 06R approach, the aircraft touched down. The nosegear collapsed immediately. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The continuation of a visual approach after the flight crew lost outside visual reference because of a low cloud and fog encounter."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX74AL053
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report




photo (c) Bob Garrard; Columbus-Port Columbus International Airport, OH (CMH/KCMH); March 1972

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