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Atlantic Ocean / Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 Explosion #370524

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 18, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introduced.

(No location given: Bob Orr) The investigation into the cause of the explosion that downed Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New York featured; scenes shown of parts of the plane in the sea and details surrounding the crash given. [Eyewitness Annunziata SAHID, WITNESSES - describe the plane crash.] [NTSB Robert FRANCIS - comments.]

(Pentagon: David Martin) The possible link of the crash to terrorism examined; details given of the note from the group Movement for Islamic Change that indicates they were responsible for the downing of the plane and speculation that a missile might be the cause of the crash given.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) Details concerning recovered wreckage from the plane outlined.

(JFK International Airport: Randall Pinkston) The confusion over the identity of the crash victims due to TWA's refusal to release the passenger list to families right away featured.

(Paris: Vicki Mabrey) Details concerning the French nationals who were aboard Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800, which was destined for Paris, featured; scenes shown of the victims' families.

(At the crash site: Russ Mitchell) Search and rescue efforts updated; scenes shown of the investigators.

(Studio: Dan Rather) An interview with crash witness National Guard Colonel William Stratemeier featured. [STRATEMEIER - describes the crash.]

Reporter(s):
Mabrey, Vicki;
Martin, David;
Mitchell, Russ;
Orr, Bob;
Pinkston, Randall;
Rather, Dan;
Stewart, Jim
Duration:
00:10:50

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