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NTSB to Dismantle TWA 800 after 25 Years

MIAMI – Following years of federal investigative training, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials have declared that the partially restored wreckage of Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight 800 will be decommissioned.

Shortly after taking off from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on July 17, 1996, the TWA 800 flight, (a Boeing 747-131) exploded, killing 230 aboard and crashing into the Atlantic Ocean.

When the Paris-bound plane incident occurred off the coast of Long Island, it set off a major FBI investigation. In the hangar in Calverton, New York, investigators reassembled a significant portion of the plane. They used components recovered read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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