Upperville, VA TWA 727 Jet Crashes into Mount Weather, Dec 1974
Cause Of Crash Sought
UPPERVILLE, Va. (AP) - Authorities have ended their search for the bodies of 92 persons killed in the crash of a Trans World Airlines jetliner and now are seeking the cause of the crash.
Investigators recovered the plant's flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder Monday. They said they hope the instruments will enable them to determine why the Boeing 727 slammed into a fog-draped peak Sunday while approaching Dulles International Airport.
Firefighters and others searchers climbed over mountainside Monday to find the bodies of the 85 passengers and seven crew members. O. R. DUBE, Loudoun County fire marshal, said, "There might be pieces of bodies left, but no whole bodies."
The National Transportation Safety Board declined to speculate on causes of the crash. But other officials acknowledged the runway being approached by the plane was used infrequently and does not have a full "instrument landing system."
The plane should have been at 3,400 feet at the time it crashed near the top of the 1,754-foot-high mountain.
The full instrument landing system tells the pilot whether he is on the correct course, both horizontally and vertically.
The Bee Danville Virginia 1974-12-03
Flight 514 Passenger List
By The Associated Press
The following list of passengers killed in the crash of a Trans World Airlines 727 in Upperville, Va., was released Monday by TWA. The airline was still trying to determine some complete names, ages and hometowns.
WILLIAM C. GARWOOD, [I], 28, Arlington, Va.
GWENDOLYN GARWOOD, 28, Arlington, Va., wife of WILLIAM C. GARWOOD [I].
JOHN H. GOSHORN, 70, Columbus, Ohio.
MISS SHEILA REGAN, 30, Washington, and FBI Agent.
ROBERT FILBERT, JR. 53, Worthington, Ohio.
MISS IRMA SYKES, 59, Arlington, Va.
MISS R. SPEESE, Delaware, Ohio.
MISS L. MERIDITH, Delaware, Ohio.
MISS DORIS LOUISE ALLEN, 50, Columbus, Ohio.
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