Plane Crash: TWA Flight 800 (1964)

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Name
Plane Crash: TWA Flight 800 (1964) Gender: N/A
born on 23 November 1964 at 14:15 (= 2:15 PM )
Place Roma, Italy, 41n54, 12e29
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Dobyns, Liefeld
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 01°17' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°20 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 06°43'



Biography

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.

Source Notes

Zip Dobyns, source unrecorded. Further information: planecrashinfo.com

Categories

  • Mundane : Disasters : Accidents