Airplane Crash - Cincinnati, Ohio 11/06/1967

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Cincinnati, Ohio


Date11/06/1967
Time18:41
LocationCincinnati, Ohio
OperatorTrans World Airlines
Flight #159
RouteCincinnati - Los Angeles
TypeBoeing B-707-131
RegistrationN742TW
Cn/In17669/43
Aboard36
Fatalities1
Ground0
SummaryWhile on the takeoff roll a loud bang was heard as the aircraft passed a Delta plane and the takeoff was aborted. The aircraft overran the runway and crashed and burned. The inability of the TWA crew to abort successfully their takeoff at the speed attained prior to the attempted abort. The abort was understandably initiated because of the first officer's belief that his plane had collided with a Delta aircraft stopped just off the runway. A contributing factor was the action of the Delta crew in advising the tower that their plane was clear of the runway without carefully ascertaining the facts, and when in fact their aircraft was not a safe distance under the circumstances of another aircraft taking off on that runway.

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