- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 23, 1964
Time: 13:09Z
Location: Rome, Italy
Operator: Trans World Airlines
Flight #: 800
Route: Rome - Athens
AC Type: Boeing B-707-331
Registration: N769TW
cn / ln: 17685/123
Aboard: 73   (passengers:62  crew:11)
Fatalities: 50   (passengers:45  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The captain decided to abort the takeoff after the No. 4 engine pressure ratio read zero thrust and the amber warning light indicating thrust reversal of No. 2 engine came on. The speed was below V1. The aircraft continued to travel past the runway limit and the No. 4 engine struck a steam roller. The aircraft burst into flames. Malfunction of the No. 2 engine reverse thruster. The malfunction allowed in the development of forward thrust by No. 2 engine even though all four levers were in the reverse position.
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