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  Airliners.net Civil Aviation: TWA 747's Routes From LAX
TWA did have 2 westbound departure out of LAX that went to HNL, Guam, then one flight went to Okinawa, Tapei and HongKong, and the other went to Hong Kong, Bombay and on to Europe and New York; both operated with the 707 until discontinued.
I flew a TWA 747-100 on TW0840 from LAX to JFK and onward to Rome/FCO in December 1996.
TWA flight 884 was the flight that operated to TLV, not 880.
www.airliners.net /discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1158751   (879 words)

  
  ooBdoo
TWA was one of the first airlines in the world to embrace the spoke-hub distribution paradigm.
TWA was one of the first airlines to use the Boeing 747 and it planned to use the 747 along with the anticipated supersonic transport to whisk people between the West/Midwest (via Kansas City) and New York City (via John F. Kennedy International Airport) to European and other world destinations.
In 1969 TWA Flight 840 from Rome to Athens was hijacked to Damascus.
www.oobdoo.com /wikipedia/?title=TWA   (3665 words)

  
 Twa Flight
TWA Flight 800 (TW800,TWA800) was a passenger flight from JFK (Jamaica, Queens, New York, New York) to Charles De Gaulle International Airport (near Paris).
The flight number was retired and replaced with flight 924 after the crash, although TWA continued to operate flights between New York and Paris.
The FAA stated that, including the TWA Flight 800 crash, there had been three fuel tank explosions in airliners over the previous 14 years (the two others having occurred on the ground), and that based on this statistic, fuel tank inerting devices could eliminate about 4 accidents over the next 25 years.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/209/twa-flight.html   (1495 words)

  
 Trans World Airlines--Dawn to Dusk, Part II
TWA Capt. Tom Ashwood, as an ALPA national officer, was highly instrumental in the U.S. and international effort to solve the hijacking menace.
TWA’s fleet of 232 jets, coupled with delivery of widebody jets at a time when many small carriers and fleets were being restructured or established, helped create tremendous overcapacity and traffic stagnation as the traveling public was sharply reducing its air travel.
TWA leaves the national aviation scene in much the same way it came in: A marriage of airlines during a weak economy marked by an unregulated environment that sports unbridled competition and with a pilot in command of its operations, directing a stalwart workforce and a resolute pilot group flying an improving aircraft fleet.
cf.alpa.org /internet/alp/2001/oct01p18.htm   (3903 words)

  
 Airdisaster.Com Forums - TWA Timetable Tour (and other memorabilia)
TWA charged in the suit that when jet aircraft were first brought into commercial use in 1958, Hughes deliberately procrastinated in securing them for the airline.
By the time TWA was in the air with a sizable fleet of jets in 1959, competing airlines were months ahead.
TWA will discontinue its flights to Germany, leaving Pan Am the only U.S. carrier serving that country; Pan Am in return will surrender all but one of its flights to France, Portugal, Spain and Morocco.
www.airdisaster.com /forums/printthread.php?t=80620&page=3&pp=25   (3932 words)

  
 MILNET: Terrorism - Hijacking Chronology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Rome to Tel Aviv flight of TWA flight 840 was hijacked on 8/29/69, also with no one killed.
The flight crew overcame the hijacker, and the hijacker and one crew member were killed when the bomb exploded.
Shiite Muslim extremists hijacked a TWA airliner and forced it to land at Beirut airport (in Lebanon), and killed a U.S. Navy sailor.
www.milnet.com /hijchron.htm   (629 words)

  
 Chapter 1. U.S. Policy Towards Terrorism, Hijacking of Aircraft, and Attacks on Civil Aviation
The Syrian Government hinted that the release of TWA Flight 840 passengers might be tied to the release of Syrian military pilots held by the Israelis.
Rogers briefed the President on the status of TWA Flight 840, detailed the action taken by the airline and the U.S. Government, and noted the arrival in Damascus of two representatives from the International Committee for the Red Cross.
TWA Chairman Tillinghast reported to Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation and Telecommunications Loy conversations that had taken place between TWA executives and General Akil in Syria on the status of TWA Flight 840.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ho/frus/nixon/e1/c14586.htm   (8739 words)

  
 Terrorist Attacks — FactMonster.com
Kuwait Airways Flight 221, from Kuwait to Pakistan, hijacked and diverted to Tehran.
TWA Flight 847 en route from Athens to Rome hijacked to Beirut by Hezbollah terrorists and held for 17 days.
A bomb exploded aboard TWA flight 840 en route from Rome to Athens, killing 4 Americans and injuring 9.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0001454.html   (950 words)

  
 Dr
TWA Boeing 707 from Frankfurt; Swissair DC8 from Zurich; El Al Boeing 707 from Amsterdam; Pan American Boeing 747 from Amsterdam.
Flight ET961, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, was hijacked by Ethiopian nationals seeking asylum in Australia.
The last minutes of the flight were reconstructed from cockpit audio and data recorders.
www.classicalideals.com /chronology.htm   (6692 words)

  
 What Happened to Flight 007?
In yet another incident, a terrorist bomb exploded aboard TWA Flight 840 on April 2, 1986, as the Boeing 727 jetliner was descending for a landing in Athens at an altitude of 15,000 feet.
Some 60 persons were injured and one flight attendant was hurled to her death (the only fatality) when the top blew off.
Although the downing of Flight 007 cannot be classified as a routine aviation disaster, the N.T.S.B. office in Anchorage was notified that the plane was missing just three hours after it had plunged into the Sea of Japan and immediately began to look into the matter.
reformed-theology.org /jbs/html/what_happened_to_flight_007.htm   (7842 words)

  
 TWA Flight 800 NTSB Cover-up?
The events, as viewed by independent investigators, are not conclusive as to the exact source of the initial explosions that hit the plane, but they are very definite that it was not the center wing fuel tank that initiated the catastrophic explosion that destroyed the aircraft, killing all 230 people aboard.
Sanders and his wife Elizabeth, a longtime TWA flight attendant trainer, have now been charged with stealing "parts of a civil aircraft involved in an accident," a felony, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.
Terrell Stacey, a senior 747 pilot who has been with TWA for thirty-one years, is charged with stealing government property, a misdemeanor offense for supplying the scrap of fabric to Sanders.
www.apfn.org /THEWINDS/1997/12/twa800_coverup.html   (4242 words)

  
 TWA Flight 840 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
TWA Flight 840 was a regularly scheduled Trans World Airlines flight.
On the Rome-Athens leg, the flight was twice subject to attack:
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/TWA_Flight_840   (111 words)

  
 Sam's Corner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It was late in the afternoon, and all the office workers at Heritage Flight, the private air charter company where Tomlinson works as safety director, had gone home.
Tomlinson says he flew during the golden age of commercial flight, when meals were cooked on board and caviar was served to first-class passengers on china plates.
He was a flight engineer on TWA Flight 840, bound from Rome to Athens with 101 passengers on board.
www.burlingtonfreepress.com /Columnists/Sam/0419042631.htm   (573 words)

  
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 ausgang
BY WILLIAM E. TWA Flight 840, a Boeing 727 flying from Rome to Athens with 115 passengers and seven crew members aboard, had already begun its descent toward the Athens international airport.
The bomb aboard Flight 840 took only four lives, far fewer than the 166 people who died two days earlier when a Mexican jetliner crashed into a mountainside in central Mexico, but it was one of the most chilling episodes in the generation-old saga of airborne terrorism.
Before Flight 840 left Rome last week, it was inspected by a private security firm, Flashpol, and crew members said they had checked beneath the seats and had done a "spot check" of some, but not all, of the 146 life preservers aboard.
www.ausgang.com /travel/weird/greece.html   (2661 words)

  
 U.S. Army - Timeline of Terrorism
Pan American Airlines Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, by a bomb believed to have been placed on the aircraft by Libyan terrorists in Frankfurt, West Germany.
A Palestinian splinter group detonated a bomb as TWA Flight 840 approached Athens airport, killing four U.S. citizens.
A Trans-World Airlines flight was hijacked en route to Rome from Athens by two Lebanese Hizballah terrorists and forced to fly to Beirut.
www.army.mil /terrorism/1989-1980   (866 words)

  
 BBC ON THIS DAY | 2 | 1986: Bomb tears hole in airliner over Greece
The airliner, TWA flight 840, was on the same Rome-Cairo route as a similar TWA plane hijacked by Shia Muslim gunmen in June 1985 after leaving Athens for Rome.
She had travelled in seat 10F on an earlier flight of the same Boeing 727.
TWA filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and was taken over by American Airlines.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/2/newsid_4357000/4357159.stm   (520 words)

  
 El Dorado Canyon
It would prove to be a grueling round-trip flight of 6,400 miles that spanned 13 hours, requiring eight to 12 in-flight refuelings for each aircraft.
The round trip required eight to 12 in-flight refuelings for each airplane-this one, from Karma Flight, armed with 2,000-pound laser-guided bombs.
Then the crews, flushed with adrenaline from the attack, faced a long flight home, with more in-flight refuelings, the knowledge that one aircraft was down, and the incredible realization that the raid's results were already being broadcast on Armed Forces Radio.
www.afa.org /magazine/march1999/0399canyon.asp   (3480 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It was only a couple of minutes before the departure of flight TWA 840.
It was August the 29th, 1969 and TWA flight 840 had just taken off.
A short while later the woman leaves her seat and threatens the crew with hand grenades and enters the cockpit.
www.leilakhaled.com /leila_story.html   (198 words)

  
 Terrorist Timeline
The bomb that blew up this flight was packed in a small radio case.
It was left on the plane by a terrorist that got off of the plane at an earlier stop.
A third flight crashes into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashes in Pennsylvania.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0212088/tertime.htm   (1016 words)

  
 Aviation Law and Aviation Litigation - Contact Schaden Katzman Lampert & McClune Aviation Attorneys
Therefore, we strive to ensure that our clients' cases are not grouped with those of the other passengers aboard the same commercial flight.
Founding partner, Richard F. Schaden, and his partners represented several families after a 1996 plane crash off Long Island, New York popularly known as TWA Flight 800.
TWA Flight 840 explosion inbound to Athens, Greece
www.schadenlaw.com /aviation_law_commercial.aspx   (322 words)

  
 TIME.com: Can the Hijackers Be Halted? -- Sep. 12, 1969 -- Page 1
The two Palestinian guerrillas who forced down TWA Flight 840 in Damascus may well have pulled off much more than the 46th reported hijacking of the year.
The ease with which they commandeered the plane and the apparent immunity that they enjoyed in Syria suggest that air piracy is becoming a standard and almost absurdly routine tactic.
In the case of TWA 840, most activity focused on freeing two Israeli passengers who were detained in Damascus.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,901398,00.html   (560 words)

  
 Terror, Inc. by Oliver North
April 2, 1986 -- a bomb aboard TWA Flight 840, en route from Athens to Rome Rome to Athens kills four members of the Kluge family from Annapolis, MD, an American family that included an infant girl.
June 14, 1985: TWA Flight 847 is hijacked and landed at Beirut International Airport.
During the 17 day stand-off, U.S. Navy Seabee Diver Robert Stethem is murdered aboard the aircraft and his body is dumped on the tarmac.
www.humanevents.com /article.php?id=16253   (647 words)

  
 Office of Counterintelligence
3, Beirut, Lebanon: Kuwait Airways Flight 221, from Kuwait to Pakistan, hijacked and diverted to Tehran.
June 14, Beirut, Lebanon: TWA Flight 847 en route from Athens to Rome hijacked to Beirut by Hezbollah terrorists and held for 17 days.
April 2, Athens, Greece:A bomb exploded aboard TWA flight 840 en route from Rome to Athens, killing 4 Americans and injuring 9.
www.hanford.gov /oci/ci_terrorist.cfm   (934 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: America Wake Up!
Fifty-nine days later a cruise ship, the Achille Lauro is hijacked and we watched as an American in a wheelchair is singled out of the passenger list and executed.
The terrorists then shift their tactics to bombing civilian airliners when they bomb TWA
America wants to treat these terrorist acts as crimes; in fact we are still trying to bring these people to trial.
www.snopes.com /politics/soapbox/wakeup.asp   (1096 words)

  
 The Evidence: Chronology of Attacks on the West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Iman Samudra, who trained in Afghanistan with al-Qaeda, sentenced to death on 9/10/03.
11/17/02 Hijacking of El Al Flight 581, Boeing 757 Tel Aviv to Istanbul, foiled by Sky Marshals.
A three-person suicide car bomb attack on the Paradise Hotel in Mombasa, killed 15 and wounded 40.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1294916/posts   (8963 words)

  
 Chris Bury: ABC News Nightline on WCHS-TV8
He has also reported from Haiti on the political turmoil there, and from Israeli-occupied territories on the Hebron massacre.
Bury reported extensively on the explosion of TWA Flight 800 and, in early 1995, on the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
He also reported on the terrorist attack on TWA Flight 840 from Rome and Athens, the U.S. attack on Libya and, from London, on the British royal family.
www.wchstv.com /abc/nightline/chrisbury.shtml   (524 words)

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