dandy_don
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TWA Accident In Japan In The 1970's

Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:44 pm

Anybody familiar with a TWA crash in Japan sometime in the 70s? Any info?
 
dc863
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RE: TWA Accident In Japan In The 1970's

Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:58 pm

If there was one it must've been a minor incident. I don't recall TWA ever having scheduled pax or cargoflights to Japan.
 
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RE: TWA Accident In Japan In The 1970's

Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:29 pm

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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BN747
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RE: TWA Accident In Japan In The 1970's

Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:40 pm

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.

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dc863
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RE: TWA Accident In Japan In The 1970's

Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:13 pm

Most likely Okinawa then Honolulu. Probably picking up some military pax on that route.
 
dc863
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RE: TWA Accident In Japan In The 1970's

Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:14 pm

FT did lose a DC-8-63 on approach to Naha in 1970, perhaps that is what you were thinking about.
 
BN747
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RE: TWA Accident In Japan In The 1970's

Tue Feb 24, 2004 4:05 pm

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.

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RE: TWA Accident In Japan In The 1970's

Tue Feb 24, 2004 4:51 pm

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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