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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-75-003
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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: ESTABLISH AN AVIATION SECURITY OFFICE IN THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION'S EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate 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: 3/10/1977
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
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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: ACTION HAS BEEN INITIATED TO ESTABLISH A CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY CAPABILITY IN THE EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST REGION SIMILAR TO THAT CURRENTLY EXISTING IN ALL OTHER FAA REGIONS. HOWEVER, BEFORE THIS CAPABILITY CAN BE ESTABLISHED THERE ARE CERTAIN INTERNATIONAL IMPLICATIONS WHICH MUST BE CONSIDERED. ANY INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CIVILIAN POSITIONS OVERSEAS AND RELATED BALANCE OF PAYMENT QUESTIONS ARE BUT TWO WHICH MUST BE CONSIDERED AND DISCUSSED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND THE COUNTRIES INVOLVED.