Failure - Interactions
The excerpts above are all from April '79 -- only three pages in two of the weekly issues of that magazine. _AWST_ printed nothing more on this mishap-INVESTIGATION --- until after the second attempted "Sunshine Act" Board Meeting on June 9th, 1981.
The Systems Group Report documented a main hydraulic-leak located at the ruptured hydraulic line leading to the Hydraulic Cooling Coils in the #3 Main Tank (Right Wing Tank). This leak is also cited in the final AAR-81-8, pg 7, last paragraph.
[See hanging panel in the photo below, from _AWST_ on Apr'23rd'79.]
_Av-Week_ printed reports on the mishap-aircraft, crew testimony during the NTSB's depositional proceeding, and the NTSB's investigation. During April 1979, two issues of _Av-Week_ included reporting on the TWA841 incident (later to be reclassified as an "accident"). Excerpts below are from two-pages (28 &29) from the issue dated April 16th, and one report printed on pg 29 of the April 23rd'79 issue.
Pilot's deposition, pg 46-47, responding to questions from Fred Rathke (NTSB' CHI-Field Office):
Q. By Mr Rathke: "During any portion of the flight, except when you used the alternate flap extension after you went through the maneuvers, was there, to your knowledge, any intentional or unintentional movement of any flap handle . . . ?"
Deposition of H.G. Gibson, Apr 12, '79, Inglewood,CA. NTSB docket, 107pages.