|Crash site||Los Angeles International Airport, USA|
|Airline||TWA (Trans World Airlines)|
|Aircraft||Boeing 707 – N757TW|
|Route||New York/JFK – Los Angeles IAP|
|Crew||7 – 7 survivors|
|Passengers||58 – 58 survivors|
The plane departed from John F. Kennedy International Airport on 15 January at 20:25 on a domestic passenger flight to Los Angeles.
After a night visual runway approach, the aircraft touched down. The nose landing gear collapsed upon touchdown at 01:35 and the plane skidded along the runway and eventually caught fire. A postcrash fire destroyded the fuselage and the plane was damagade beyond repair. All onboard got out of the plane and only 8 were injured.
The reason for the crash was that the crew lost outside visual reference just before landing due to a low cloud and fog.
Most of the mail onboard was domestic mail. Mail from overseas countries is rare.
Some of the mail was recovered and forwarded with either a handstamp or an explanatory note.
So far I have recorded two Nordic items. Both are shown below.
Size: 87 x 67½ mm.
Size: 203 x 71½ mm.
Size textblock: 144 x 47 mm.
With purple date stamp.
Examples of mail