AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT - TRANS WORLD AIRLINES, INC. BOEING 707-331B, N8734 IN THE IONIAN SEA

At 0940 Greenwich mean time, September 8, 1974, Trans World Airlines, Inc., Flight 841, crashed into the Ionian Sea about 50 nmi west of Cephalonia, Greece. There were 79 passengers and 9 crewmembers on board; no one survived. The aircraft was destoyed. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the detonation of an explosive device within the aft cargo compartment of the aircraft which rendered the aircraft uncontrollable.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1975-3-26

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-75-7
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM