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Atlantic Ocean / Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 Crash / Investigation / Families #367332

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 14, 1996
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(Studio: Paula Zahn) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jacqueline Adams) The latest NTSB theory on the cause of the July crash of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 last July featured; details given of the view that a spark from static electricity may have set off an explosion of superheated vapors in the plane's center fuel tank and of NTSB recommendations for changes. [TRAVELER - comments.] [In Saint Louis, TWA spokesman John McDONALD, aviation expert Charles EASTLAKE, air passenger consultant David STEMPLER, PASSENGER - comment on the fuel tank vapor issue and the cost of redesigning the tanks.]

(Studio: Paula Zahn) The reaction of the FBI to NTSB speculation on the cause of the crash noted.

(State Department: Sharyl Attkisson) State Department briefing for the families of the plane crash victims featured. [Family member Jose CREMADES (with transcription on screen), MAN - comments on the possible causes of the crash and the financial problems for some families.]

Adams, Jacqueline;
Attkisson, Sharyl;
Zahn, Paula

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