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Datum:Freitag 29 August 1969
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-331B
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: N776TW
Werknummer: 18408/326
Baujahr: 1962
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 127
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Damascus-Mezzeh Airport (   Syrien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italien
Flug nach:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
Flugnummer:TW840
Unfallbericht:
TWA flight 840 was hijacked by two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The plane diverted to Damascus. Upon landing at Damascus the crew and passengers evacuated through emergency chutes. One hijacker threw hand grenades and another explosive device into the cockpit, destroying the front of the plane. The airplane was rebuilt with a new nose.

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» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 1063 km (665 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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