Trans World Airlines Flight 742

Trans World Airlines Flight 742Tuesday August 28, 1973
The 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.

Crash Details

DateTuesday August 28, 1973
LocationThirty-five miles west of Los Angeles, California
Passengers141
Crew8
Fatalities1
Survivors148
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-707-331B
OperatorTrans World Airlines
RegistrationN8705T
Flight OriginHonolulu
Flight Destination Los Angeles
Thirty-five miles west of Los Angeles, California
Trans World Airlines
Boeing B-707-331B
1973