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Atlantic Ocean / Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 Crash #167735

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 24, 1996
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(Studio: Catherine Crier) Announcement that President Clinton will visit the families of the victims of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800, which crashed into the ocean a week ago today, reported.

(East Moriches, New York: John Donvan) The frustration of the family members in response to confusing reports on the sighting and recovery of bodies featured; scenes shown from the water's edge memorial service held by French citizens. [Two RELATIVES, family member Joe LYCHNER - complain.] [Governor George PATAKI - tries to update information about what divers have found.] NTSB report on the recovery of two more bodies noted. [NTSB vice chairman Robert FRANCIS - comments.]

(Studio: Catherine Crier) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) Further FBI interviews of Air National Guard personnel who were in the area when the plane crashed and the continued search for evidence featured. [Senators Arlen SPECTER, Larry PRESSLER - comment on the investigation.]

(Studio: Catherine Crier) Previous recovery efforts examined in light of the Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) crash; details given of the courses of the salvage operations following the 1987 explosion on June 23, 1985 of an Air India plane off the Atlantic coast of Ireland, and of the January 28, 1986, explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

Reporter(s):
Crier, Catherine;
Donvan, John;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:07:50

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