Terrorism Explosion on Flight 840

The shadow war continues as a bomb goes off aboard a TWA jet over Greece

TWA Flight 840, a Boeing 727 flying from Rome to Athens with 115 passengers and seven crew members aboard, had already begun its descent toward the Athens international airport. Twenty minutes before the plane's expected landing, as it flew at 15,000 ft. over Argos, a town near the ancient site of Mycenae, an explosion shook the aircraft. At first the pilot, Captain Richard Peterson, 56, a 30-year veteran, thought the problem was a broken window, though he later likened the thunderous sound to that of "a shotgun going off next to your ear." Said Passenger Jane Klingel, 25, from California: "The...

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