Date: June 26, 1959
Time: c 17:35
Location: Near Varese, Lombardia, 20 miles NW of Milan, Italy
Operator: Trans World Airlines
Flight #: 891
Route: Milan - Paris
AC Type: Lockheed 1649A Starliner
Registration: N7313C
cn / ln: 1015
Aboard: 68   (passengers:59  crew:9)
Fatalities: 68   (passengers:59  crew:9)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.

Return to Home Page

Copyright Richard Kebabjian / www.planecrashinfo.com