Upperville, VA TWA 727 Jet Crashes into Mount Weather, Dec 1974
In Washington, some relatives and friends of the victims waited in despair at private lounges in both National and Dulles Airports for news from the crash site.
CARL ZWISLER, JR., an attorney, said he believed his parents, CARL and MARY ZWISLER, of Carmel, Ind., were on the plane. "I assume my parents are dead," he said softly. "People are just sitting around waiting - and I don't think they know what for."
Soaked rescue workers winced in a freezing sleet gathering the bodies into plastic bags. As darkness fell, they had found only nine which might be identifiable by sight.
According to Federal aviation experts examining the shards of the wreckage, the airliner broke down through the tree-tops and apparently had its underbelly ripped off by a 10-foot high rock ledge at the edge of a secondary road.
The Post-Standard Syracuse New York 1974-12-02
Search Continues For 92 Lost In Jumbo Jet Crash
Big Plane Goes Down In Va. Foot Hills
By Janet Staihar
UPPERVILLE, Va. (AP) "Searchers today were to resume hunting for the bodies of 92 persons killed when a Trans World Airlines 727 crashed into a mountain during a wind-driven rain storm, killing all aboard.
The plane, TWA flight 514 bound for Washington from Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, sheared off tree tops and slammed into a rocky 10-foot-high ledge near a top-secret government installation Sunday morning.
The three-jet craft disintegrated on impact, strewing bodies and burning wreckage over a wide area on the slope of Mt. Weather. The 1,754-foot-high mountain is a foothill of the Blue Ridge mountains.
The plane's tail section later was found 100 yards below the summit.
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