NTSB Identification: DCA79AA016
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of TRANS WORLD AIRLINES INC
Aircraft: BOEING 727-31, registration: N840TW

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0022   79/4/4  NR.SAGINAW,MI         BOEING 727-31       CR-  0  0  7  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2148                    N840TW              PX-  0  0 82                            44, 15710 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            2597 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - TRANS WORLD AIRLINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          JAMAICA,NY                  MINEAPLS-ST PAUL,MN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNCONTROLLED ALTITUDE DEVIATIONS                         IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISUSED OR FAILED TO USE FLAPS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
           AIRFRAME - FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES: SPOILERS AND SLOTS-LEADING EDGE FLAPS,SPEED BRAKES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER ALIGNMENT/ADJUSTMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ASYMETRICAL FLAPS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  LATERAL CONTROL PROBLEM
                                  PITCH CONTROL PROBLEM
        REMARKS- LE SLATS EXTENDED.NR7 SLAT DID NOT SUBSEQUENTLY FULLY RETRACT,RESULTING IN ASYMMETRICAL SLATS.

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