Airplane Crash - Thirty-Five Miles West Of Los Angeles, California 08/28/1973

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Thirty-five miles west of Los Angeles, California


Date08/28/1973
Time20:50
LocationThirty-five miles west of Los Angeles, California
OperatorTrans World Airlines
Flight #742
RouteHonolulu - Los Angeles
TypeBoeing B-707-331B
RegistrationN8705T
Cn/In18916/455
Aboard149
Fatalities1
Ground0
SummaryThe plane porpoised while descending to LAX. The aircraft was subjected to 2 minutes of peak acceleration forces of 2.4 g. A combination of design tolerances in the aircraft's longitudinal control system which, under certain conditions, produced a critical relationship between control forces and aircraft response.

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