doulasc From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 436 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2640 times:
On July 4 1967 TWA flight 30 from LAX bound for CMH accidently lands at Don Scott Field(KOSU)
at 1215 AM.The plane was a Boeing 707-131 non fan. The pilot realized the mistake before the wheels
touched the runway but felt it would be too dangerous to gun the plane back in the air for CMH. There were
not stairs high enough for a 707, some metal rickety stairs were used(quite a jump down) to deplane the 42 passengers
to board buses to take the passengers to Port Columbus(CMH),The flight was to continue to New York and another 707
was flown into Port Columbus for that flight.No modifications needed to be made before the 707 could take off from
Don Scott's 4400 feet runway. Anyone wants too add anything on this topic. The Coffee Shop at the airport was renamed The 707 after this incident.
azoreslover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 750 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2490 times:
I have a personal account of this incident with a lot of details that I wrote up after this happened, so I could remember everything about it. If you would like me to forward you a copy of my account, send me an email via the contact field in my a.net profile, so I can have your email address to send it as an attachment. I have already sent it to a number of a.netters in the past. I will still offer if anyone would like to read my account, send me an email via my contact, and I will forward it to you. Be sure to put in the subject line "TWA 707" or something so I don't delete your email as suspicious, because I would likely do that if I am not sure it is legitimate.
Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
jaxfss From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 9 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
Like azoreslover, I have first hand knowledge about this incident. I was in the hiring process for an ATC position with the FAA and had just received and instrument rating. I heard about this incident on an all night radio station and immediately went to see it. I was standing on a large mound of dirt of what was to be the fire station (it has since moved to the entrance of the airport on Case Rd.). They removed the galley"s from the plane. Then about 0630 they taxied the 707 from the main ramp, and made a right turn on runway 5 and another right turn on runway 9 and taxied to the approach end of runway 27 and made a 180 on the 100ft wide runway, which had to be a tight turn. They then ran the engines up and popped the brakes, the aircraft was airborne by the time it got to he intersection of runway 5-23 and on its way to CMH trailing the usual smoke from those engines. I understand TWA brought in a special crew to fly it out.
A resturant was later opened and named the 707 room.
On another note OSU was an uncontrolled field at the time. The FAA open a control tower on 12-15-67. I later worked there from 10-68 to 6-70.
doulasc From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 436 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2174 times:
I have heard conflicting stories,some say no modifications were made,others saying the galleys had to be removed and reinstalled,others saying just the dishes,coffee decanters,magazines and anything not bolted down were removed from the aircraft. BTW does anyone have the registration of this TWA water wagon?
jaxfss From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 9 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2113 times:
I do not know if they removed the galley's or not. I did see a catering truck brought over from CMH on the front and rear galley side and was told by a bystander that they were removing the galley's. They also brought over a generator truck and air starter from CMH as these acft. did not have the APU's of today.