25 Years Since TWA 800: What Happened?

Today marks 25 years since the third-deadliest accident in aviation history. On July 17th, 1996, a TWA Boeing 747-131 exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean 12 minutes after taking off from New York JFK, causing fatalities to all 230 people on board.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://simpleflying.com/twa-800-25-years/
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my dad was telling me about this yesterday and today

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In memory of the passengers and crew of Flight 800. I hope this kind of thing never happens again, yet the accident will, and should never be forgotten.

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I saw a documentary about this just yesterday on the Smithsonian Channel! Crazzzyyyy. I still agree there was a terrorist-related explosion from inside the cargo bay.

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Now obviously there wasn’t
It’s the fuel system and circuits as they found out later on

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