TWA Flight 800

On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the southern coast of Long Island, killing all 212 passengers and 18 crew members onboard. The Boeing 747 aircraft departed John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City at approximately 8:00 PM EDT and was destined for Paris, France. The National Transportation Safety Board’s lengthy investigation came to the controversial conclusion that an electrical spark from a faulty/damaged wire caused ignition of the overheated center fuel tank, and subsequent explosion.

Tonight, on the 17 year anniversary of the tragedy, a new documentary titled “TWA Flight 800” will debut on Epix at 8:00 PM. Since the crash, hundreds of witnesses claimed to have seen streaks of light in the sky seconds before the explosion, as if missiles shot the plane out of the sky. There are theories that the investigation was a manipulated government cover-up, and a petition for the NTSB to re-open its investigation on the crash is circling around the country. Former NTSB investigators who worked on this particular crash in the late 90’s speak out regarding the truth about how the 230 victims on a routine flight were suddenly killed.

I am interested in listening to the evidence and eye-witness accounts presented in this documentary, and encourage everyone to give it a watch at some point. More information can be found on the Epix site here: http://press.epixhd.com/programming/twa-flight-800/.

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Stephen Bone
Meteorologist