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Air Safety / Fuel-Air Explosions #164076

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 13, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) NTSB recommendation of new air safety rules to prevent planes from flying with fuel vapors that could explode examined; details given of the view that an explosive mixture of fuel and air in the center tank likely caused the explosion of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800. [MIT professor John HANSMAN - explains how a gap could cause sparks.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) The economic impact for airlines if they are required to keep center fuel tanks full as a safety measure detailed.

Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Lisa

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