Investigators claim TWA 800 crash not an accident

Investigators claim TWA 800 crash not an accident

Investigators claim TWA 800 crash not an accident

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Posted on June 19, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 19 at 9:22 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former investigators of the TWA Flight 800 crash off Long Island are calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to re-examine the case.
 
   The retired investigators claim that findings were "falsified." A documentary on the subject is coming out in July.
 
   The 1996 crash of the Paris-bound flight killed 230 people.
 
   Initial speculation ranged from maintenance problems to a bomb and even a meteorite. Some critics theorized that a Navy missile accidentally brought down the jetliner.

 
   The NTSB concluded that Flight 800 was destroyed by a center fuel tank explosion, probably caused by a spark from a short-circuit in the wiring.
 
   The agency said Wednesday its four-year probe remains one of its "most detailed investigations."
 
   The board said it would review any petition it receives from the documentary's producers.

 

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