Plane Crash: TWA Flight 800 (1964)
|born on||23 November 1964 at 14:15 (= 2:15 PM )|
|Place||Roma, Italy, 41n54, 12e29|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||01°17' 25°20 Asc. 06°43'|
On November 23, 1964 at 02:09 p.m. the captain of TWA Flight 800 (Boeing B-707-331) decided to abort the takeoff after the No. 4 engine pressure ratio read zero thrust and the amber warning light indicating thrust reversal of No. 2 engine came on. The speed was below V1. The aircraft continued to travel past the runway limit and the No. 4 engine struck a steam roller. The aircraft burst into flames. Malfunction of the No. 2 engine reverse thruster. The malfunction allowed in the development of forward thrust by No. 2 engine even though all four levers were in the reverse position.
50 of the 62 passengers were killed, also 5 of the eleven crew members.
Zip Dobyns, source unrecorded. Further information: planecrashinfo.com
- Mundane : Disasters : Accidents