"I kept having this dream, I saw an airplane,
on fire, in a field, surrounded by angels".
As later told to a TWA Flight Attendant.
July 30, 1992 TWA Flight 843
New York to San Francisco, TWA’s L1011, Flight 843, would soon fly into the journals of aviation history. On take-off, speeding down the runway, Flight 843 would never make it to San Francisco. Two minutes, 30 seconds later, 274 passengers plus 19 crew members would find themselves standing in an open field, staring in disbelief, Flight 843 was completely engulfed in flames.
It was a day of miracles
Facts about TWA Flight 843
Total evacuation time 90 seconds
The Captain was the last person to leave the aircraft
Everyone escaped with their lives, no deaths
Only three of the eight emergency exits were available
Most of the crew members were barefoot