ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 18, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) What is known of the last few minutes for TWA Flight 800, which exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, off New York, last night, presented; scenes shown. [Voices of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) spokesman Mark ABEL, former commercial pilot Jack WALSH - give the chronology of the plane after takeoff.]
(Michele Norris) A desperate night and day for the families featured; scenes shown. [Relatives Fred CAPOZZA, Marcia EVANS, Monte SEEKERMAN, New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - criticize their treatment by TWA.] [ABEL - defends TWA's attention.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Montoursville, Pennsylvania: Erin Hayes) The deaths of 21 people (students and chaperons bound for France) from Montoursville, Pennsylvania, featured; scenes shown from this small town. [Four FRIENDS, Our Lady of Lourdes Father Stephen McGOUGH - react to the town's tragic loss.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Gathering of French families at Charles DeGaulle Airport in Paris, for which the plane was bound, shown. The presence of ABC producer Jack O'Hara on the flight mentioned.
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