TWA 20 Years Later

TWA Flight 800: Anguish, questions linger 20 years later

It’s been exactly two decades since TWA Flight 800 crashed in the ocean near Center Moriches—killing 230 people. Yet the painful memories—and unanswered questions—linger on. Relatives who lost loved ones vividly recall their last goodbyes and the horror of learning what happened. Though the government has called the downing of Flight 800 an accident, critics point to evidence of a missile strike and a massive government cover up. Others ask if lessons learned from the crash have made airline passengers safer.

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  • TWA 20 Years Later: Lessons learned from tragedy

    TWA 20 Years Later: Lessons learned from tragedy

    It took 12 years after TWA Flight 800 crashed before government regulators finally began ordering changes to prevent future air disasters.It took 12 years after TWA Flight 800 crashed before government regulators finally began ordering changes to prevent future air disasters.

    It took 12 years after TWA Flight 800 crashed before government regulators finally began ordering changes to prevent future air disasters. According to the official accident report, TWA Flight 800

    It took 12 years after TWA Flight 800 crashed before government regulators finally began ordering changes to prevent future air disasters. According to the official accident report, TWA Flight 800

  • TWA 20 Years Later: Fueling the missile theory

    TWA 20 Years Later: Fueling the missile theory

    Numerous eyewitnesses and members of the investigation into what made TWA Flight 800 explode claim that the official explanation for the disaster is flat-out wrong.Numerous eyewitnesses and members of the investigation into what made TWA Flight 800 explode claim that the official explanation for the disaster is flat-out wrong.

    Numerous eyewitnesses and members of the investigation into what made TWA Flight 800 explode claim that the official explanation for the disaster is flat-out wrong. At 8:31 p.m. on July 17, 1996, 230

    Numerous eyewitnesses and members of the investigation into what made TWA Flight 800 explode claim that the official explanation for the disaster is flat-out wrong. At 8:31 p.m. on July 17, 1996, 230

  • TWA 20 Years Later: Lawrence man remembers sister

    TWA 20 Years Later: Lawrence man remembers sister

    The tragedy seems like just yesterday for Richard Penzer, of Lawrence, who lost his sister Judy that day.The tragedy seems like just yesterday for Richard Penzer, of Lawrence, who lost his sister Judy that day.

    Twenty years ago, TWA Flight 800 exploded off Long Island's South Shore just minutes after taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport. Two-hundred-thirty lives were lost in that instant, and

    Twenty years ago, TWA Flight 800 exploded off Long Island's South Shore just minutes after taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport. Two-hundred-thirty lives were lost in that instant, and

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