TWA Flight 841 (1974)

For the 1979 incident on the same flight number, see TWA Flight 841 (1979).


1974 TWA Flight 841
Summary
Date  September 8, 1974
Cause  Terrorist bombing
Site  Ionian Sea
Fatalities  88
Injuries  0
Aircraft
 Aircraft type  Boeing 707-331B
Operator  TWA
Tail number  N8734-disaster
Passengers  79
Crew  9
Survivors  0


On September 8, 1974, a Boeing 707-331B (tail number N8734) operating as TWA Flight 841 took off from Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv en route to JFK International Airport, New York City. It was scheduled to land in Athens, followed by Rome, and then proceed to New York. After stopping for 68 minutes in Athens, it departed for Rome. However, 18 minutes after takeoff, the plane crashed into the Ionian Sea. All 79 passengers and nine crew members were killed.

Although the idea of terrorism was initially scoffed at, the National Transportation Safety Board determined later that the plane was destroyed by a bomb hidden in the cargo hold, which caused structural failure resulting in uncontrollable flight. A youth organization in Beirut claimed responsibility for the blast, and suspicion has fallen on Abu Nidal and his terror organization.

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1979 TWA Flight 841

Summary
Date  April 4, 1979
Cause  Controversial
Site  Detroit, Michigan

Fatalities  0
Injuries  8
Aircraft
 Aircraft type  Boeing 727-31
Operator  TWA
Tail number  N840TW
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Type Airliner
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Maiden flight December 20, 1957
Introduction October 1958 with Pan American
Produced 1958-1978
Number built 1,010
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Twa, also known as Batwa, are a pygmy people who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of central Africa. Current populations are found in the nations of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Introduction October 1958 with Pan American
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Number built 1,010
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Abu Nidal (Arabic: أبو نضال) May 1937[1]–August 16, 2002), born Sabri Khalil al-Banna,[2] (Arabic: صبري خليل البنا) was a
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