Unlawful Interference Boeing 707-331 N761TW, Wednesday 8 March 1972
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Date:Wednesday 8 March 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 707-331
Owner/operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N761TW
MSN: 17673/69
Year of manufacture:1959
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT4A-12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
A bomb exploded in the right rear part of the cockpit while the aircraft was parked. Earlier someone had demanded USD 2.000.000 from TWA, threatening to blow up TWA aircraft.


Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
NRC Handelsblad 09.03.1972

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

29 May 1964 N761TW Trans World Airlines - TWA 0 Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) sub



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH); July 1970

photo (c) Fortepan: Holenár Csaba és Edina; Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF); 1964; (CC:by-sa)

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