Upperville, VA TWA 727 Jet Crash, Dec 1974

Upperville, VA TWA 727 Crash site, photo by Stu Beitler Mount Weather VA plane crash site.jpg

Airliner Crash Kills 92 Aboard

Jet Fails To Land At Capital

UPPERVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Trans World Airlines 727 slammed into a wooded slope near a super-secret government installation Sunday, killing all 92 persons aboard.

Capt. WILLIAM CARVLLO of the state police declared "there are no survivors" after rescue workers had combed for hours through the wreckage on Mount Weather, a foothill of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The plane, Flight 514, was bound for Washington from Columbus, Ohio and was approaching Dulles International Airport in a driving rainstorm when the tower lost radar contact at 11:10 a. m. EST.

The crash site is about five miles north of Upperville, a tiny community in the tip of the state, and about 20 miles northwest of Dulles.

A TWA spokesman said 85 passengers and a crew of seven were aboard the flight, which originated in Indianapolis. He said 46 persons got on at the intermediate stop in Columbus.

The plane impacted about 1½ miles from an underground complex which reportedly is designed to serve as a headquarters for high government officials in the event of nuclear war. A federal spokesman would acknowledge only that the facility is operated by the little-known Office of Preparedness, whose responsibilities, he said, include "continuity of government in a time of national disaster."

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twa 514 passenger list

Luzille Mosley should be Lucille Mosley from Cicero Illinois by birth, living in Peru, Indiana at time of crash, my mother, Marty Mosley and myself both held tickets to the flight, grandma panicked and wouldn't let my mom on board, told us to go home, and she was not returning, and she didn't, she always kept her word.. they did this on purpose, to get equiptment up on that mountain, to do more building for F.E.M.A., president wasn't there 6 weeks earlier when they lined up the crash originally, wouldn't have been a "National Emergency" with out the president though right?

the NTSB investigation clearly makes reference to the crash 6 weeks previous that was averted, this was an intentional act, I firmly beleive that.

twa flight 514 crash

i had a ticket for that flight. i was visiting a friend in indianapolis for thanksgiving and had to get back to the george washington univ. in d.c. where i was a senior. i awoke that morning to several feet of snow. that and a slight hangover made me want to go back to bed, which i did. my friend was strongly urging me to get on the flight because all other flights that day were booked solid. i told him to leave me alone and told him i would just fly standby on a later flight.

i went back to sleep only to be awakened by a news bulletin on TV 2 or 3 hours later. the reporter said flight 514 had crashed into mt. weather, va, and that there were no survivors.

i still do not know why god spared my life. but i am very grateful. i pray for those who were not spared and hope that their families have found peace.