EAST MORICHES - It has been 16 years today since TWA Flight 800 crashed off East Moriches, killing all 230 people onboard.
Today, relatives of the victims are blasting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. airlines for not doing enough to prevent similar tragedies.
The families say U.S. officials and airlines have failed to implement safety measures to prevent a future disaster.
Flight 800 crashed in Rep. Tim Bishop's (D-N.Y.) district. On the House Transportation Committee back in 2005, Bishop introduced legislation that would force airlines and manufacturers to follow federal safety directives and make fuel tanks safe on old and new planes. He says the airlines are dragging their feet.
Relatives of those who perished say the government is allowing more than 2,000 airplanes to fly, even though they don't have safety systems to prevent fuel tanks from igniting in flight.