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Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 / Air Safety / Fuel-Air Explosions #367312

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 13, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The most likely crash cause scenario for Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 and NTSB recommendation of new air safety rules featured; details given of the view that air conditioners below the center fuel tank left running likely caused the explosion.

(Studio: Dan Rather) FBI James Kallstrom's statement that many investigators are now leaning toward mechanical failure as the cause of the TWA Flight 800 crash noted. Proposals for permanent changes that would reduce the risks of vapor explosions in plane fuel tanks listed.

(New York: Anthony Mason) Response from Flight 800 victims' family members featured. [Victims' relatives Richard PENZER, Joe LYCHNER, attorney Lee KRANGLER - comment.]

Mason, Anthony;
Orr, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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