Trans World Airlines Flight 891

Trans World Airlines Flight 891Friday June 26, 1959
While flying from Athens to Chicago, the No. 6 and 7 fuel tanks in the right wing exploded during a storm. Ignition of gasoline vapors emanating from fuel tank vent pipes by static discharge after the airliner was hit by lightning.

Crash Details

DateFriday June 26, 1959
LocationNear Varese, Lombardia, 20 miles NW of Milan, Italy
Passengers59
Crew9
Fatalities68
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeLockheed 1649A Starliner
OperatorTrans World Airlines
RegistrationN7313C
Flight OriginMilan
Flight Destination Paris
Near Varese, Lombardia, 20 miles NW of Milan, Italy
Trans World Airlines
Lockheed 1649A Starliner
1959