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Atlantic Ocean / Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 Explosion #167612

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.

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter

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