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Atlantic Ocean / Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 Crash / Black Boxes #167750

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 25, 1996
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(Studio: Catherine Crier) Report introduced.

(East Moriches, New York: John Donvan) The recovery of the two "black boxes" from Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800, which crashed into the ocean last week, featured. [NTSB vice chairman Robert FRANCIS - says the recording ended abruptly with a fraction-of-a-second sound.] [US diver CPO Kevin OELHAFEN - describes finding the box on the sea floor.] The continued recovery of bodies and an official statement from the head of the NTSB on the body recovery process noted.

(Studio: Catherine Crier) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The information that can be learned from the black boxes that further lean experts toward linking the cause to a criminal act, not a mechanical failure, outlined.

(Studio: Catherine Crier) Report introduced.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) The role of a plane's two flight recorders, dubbed "black boxes," examined; details given of what the cockpit and flight data recorders can indicate and how the boxes are protected from accidents.

Reporter(s):
Blakemore, Bill;
Crier, Catherine;
Donvan, John;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:05:10

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