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TWA Accident In Japan In The 1970's  
User currently offlineDandy_don From United States of America, joined May 2000, 202 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

Anybody familiar with a TWA crash in Japan sometime in the 70s? Any info?

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User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

If there was one it must've been a minor incident. I don't recall TWA ever having scheduled pax or cargoflights to Japan.

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

Dc863 is right. TWA never had any flight into or out of Japan, and they never operated flights which would have flown over Japan even. I always wondered why TWA never served Japan. Pan Am made slightly more progress in the international market than TWA did. TWA made much more domestic progress than Pan Am ever did.


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User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Yes they did...I have a photo of a TWA 707 at Taipei's Sunshan Airport. as a kid used to look forward to seeing their daily 707 services along with NWA's (flight 10) a new 747-100 into Sungshan! TWA flew an around the world service at this time. I don't think it lasted longer than a year or two. The 707 came from Hong Kong and I believe Bangkok or Delhi /europe. But after Taipei, it either went to Naha, Okinawa (Japan) and/or to Tokyo Haneda and on to Honolulu/San Fran/Los Angeles.

BN747



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User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

Most likely Okinawa then Honolulu. Probably picking up some military pax on that route.

User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

FT did lose a DC-8-63 on approach to Naha in 1970, perhaps that is what you were thinking about.

User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Dc863, not so, this was a strictly commercial flight. I know because I flew MAC charters between Okinawa and Taipei. MACs flew between Yokota AFB outside Tokyo, Kadena AFB north of Naha and at Taipei they parked at the far eastern side of Sungshan which was called Sungshan Air Base. Northwest 707s and World Airways 727/707s/DC-8s all parked here. All military charters used these facilities, none like the TWA daily 707, would arrive and port at the Taipei-Sungshan civil terminal and then fly off to a military base, it was purely commercial.

BN747



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User currently offlineToksans From Japan, joined Dec 2003, 86 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

TWA had served to Naha, Okinawa in 60' and in early 70's as the part of their around the world service. This is not MAC charter, but pure commercial service. They also had the charter contract with MAC and flew to Yokota AFB outside of Tokyo.



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