The bodies of nine victims of Sunday's (8 September) Boeing 707 air crash off the Greek coast were flown to a United States Air Force base near Athens on Monday (9 September).
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Background: The bodies of nine victims of Sunday's (8 September) Boeing 707 air crash off the Greek coast were flown to a United States Air Force base near Athens on Monday (9 September).
All 79 passengers and nine crew members aboard the Trans World Airlines jet are now believed to have died when it plunged into the Ionian Sea shortly after leaving Athens on a scheduled flight from Tel Aviv to New York.
The bodies were recovered by a small armada of Greek and United States vessels, scouring the where the jet crashed into the sea.
The bodies were to be examined by a combined Greek-American team investigating the cause of the crash. The investigating team is made up of Greek Civil Aviation Department forensic experts and on the American side, the FBI, the Federal Aviation Administration and Trans World Airlines officials.
What is known about the crash is that the Boeing struck trouble 30 minutes after it left Athens. The pilot radioed that one of the four engines was in flames and that he would attempt a forced lading at Corfu's international airport.
What happened after that is a matter for conjecture. The plane's "black box" flight recorder -- which have yielded vital data about the minutes leading up top the crash -- has not been found and is not likely to be. The aircraft sank in waters estimated to be 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) deep.