Descripcin del Accidente ASN 16 JAN 1974 Boeing 707-131B N757TW - Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) 
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Last updated: 5 December 2022
Fecha:mircoles 16 enero 1974
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-131B
Operador:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registracin: N757TW
Numro de srie: 18395/309
Ao de Construccin: 1962
Horas Totales de la Clula:38876
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Tripulacin:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 56
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 63
Daos en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicacin:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   Estados Unidos de Amrica)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Domstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Estados Unidos de Amrica
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de Amrica
Nmero de Vuelo:TW701
After a night visual runway 06R approach, the aircraft touched down. The nosegear collapsed immediately. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Probable Cause:

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
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 210 days (7 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-74-10
Download report: Final report

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NTSB issued 10 Safety Recommendations

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photo of Boeing-707-131B-N757TW
accident date: 16-01-1974
type: Boeing 707-131B
registration: N757TW

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 3947 km (2467 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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