Airplane Crash - Rome, Italy 11/23/1964

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Rome, Italy


Date11/23/1964
Time13:09
LocationRome, Italy
OperatorTrans World Airlines
Flight #800
RouteRome - Athens
TypeBoeing B-707-331
RegistrationN769TW
Cn/In17685/123
Aboard73
Fatalities50
Ground0
SummaryThe captain 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.

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