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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:woensdag 2 april 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-231
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registratie: N54340
Constructienummer: 20845/1066
Bouwjaar: 1974-08-29 (11 years 7 months)
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 114
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 121
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:boven Argos (   Griekenland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), ItaliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griekenland
While descending through FL100 a bomb exploded, causing a 1,40 x 1,60 m hole in the fuselage near seat 10F. Four passengers were ejected through the hole in the fuselage. The aircraft landed safely at Athens.

Investigators concluded that the bomb contained one pound of plastic explosive. It is suspected it had been placed under the seat cushion on a previous journey by a Lebanese woman (later arrested, never convicted) who worked for the Abu Nidal Organisation.

» Internat. Herald Tribune 3.4.86


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Roma-Fiumicino Airport en Athens-Ellinikon International Airport bedraagt 1063 km (665 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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