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Explosion of TWA Flight 800

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Explosion of TWA Flight 800

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At a press conference on July 17, 1996, officials provide details about TWA flight 800, which burst into flames and plummeted into the Atlantic Ocean soon after takeoff from JFK Airport en route to Paris. Initial reports centered on possible sabotage or missile strike. A lengthy investigation showed a sparking wire in a fuel tank was the likely cause.