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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-75-002
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Synopsis: ON SEPTEMBER 8, 1974, TRANS WORLD AIRLINES FLIGHT 841, A B-707-331B, CRASHED IN THE IONIAN SEA, ABOUT 50 MILES WEST OF CEPHALONIA, GREECE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON A FLIGHT FROM TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, TO NEW YORK, NEW YORK, WITH SCHEDULED STOPS IN ATHENS, GREECE, AND ROME, ITALY. THE RESULTS OF THE LABORATORY EXAMINATION OF CERTAIN ITEMS IN THE RECOVERED FLOTSAM ESTABLISH CONCLUSIVELY THAT THE DETONATION OF A HIGH ORDER EXPLOSIVE TOOK PLACE IN THE AIRCRAFT'S AFT CARGO COMPARTMENT.
Recommendation: REEMPHASIZE TO THE NATIONS SERVED BY AMERICAN FLAG CARRIERS THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTICIPATING IN THE AVIATION SECURITY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Ionian Sea, Greece
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 79449
Accident Reports: Trans World Airways, Inc., Boeing 707-331B, N8734
Report #: AAR-75-07
Accident Date: 9/8/1974
Issue Date: 1/10/1975
Date Closed: 10/1/1975
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 10/1/1975
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/16/1975
Response: FAA LTR: FAA CONCURS AND HAS UNDERTAKEN RENEWED EFFORTS IN ALL FACETS OF SECURITY ADDRESSED BY THE BOARD. AUDIO/ VISUAL PROGRAMS ON EXPLOSIVE SECURITY SENT TO 53 COUNTRIES. AUDIO PRESENTATIONS FOR DEFENSE AGAINST HIJACKERS PROVIDED TO 24 COUNTRIES. OFFICIALS OF 27 COUNTRIES BRIEFED ON AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORT SECURITY. FAA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TEAMS SENT TO 11 COUNTRIES TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON SECURITY. PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS AND ICAO AVIATION SECURITY MANUAL STUDY GROUP. EIGHTY-TWO SECURITY PERSONNEL FROM 21 COUNTRIES TRAINED IN OKLAHOMA CITY.