Runway incursion Accident Boeing 707-373C N790TW, Monday 30 November 1970
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Date:Monday 30 November 1970
Time:02:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 707-373C
Owner/operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N790TW
MSN: 18738/335
Year of manufacture:1963
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport (TLV) -   Israel
Phase: Take off
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport (TLV/LLBG)
Destination airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Narrative:
During the takeoff roll on runway 30, an empty and unlit Israeli Air Force Stratocruiser was towed across the active runway. The crew tried to takeoff immediately, but the Boeing 707 collided with the other aircraft. Both aircraft caught fire.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Deficiency in safety precautions while towing an aircraft along the runway.

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: 
Report number: DCA71R0005
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

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