- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 31, 1950
Time: 00:03Z
Location: Near Wadi Natrun, Egypt
Operator: Trans World Airlines
Flight #: 903
Route: Cairo - Rome
AC Type: Lockheed 749A Constellation
Registration: N6004C
cn / ln: 2636
Aboard: 55   (passengers:48  crew:7)
Fatalities: 55   (passengers:48  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: While en route from Cairo to Rome, witnesses observed the aircraft on fire. After turning back toward Cairo, it crashed and burned. Failure of the rear master rod bearing in the No. 3 engine that led to an uncontrollable fire. The aircraft was named "Star of Maryland."
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