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Atlantic Ocean / Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 Explosion #408815

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 18, 1996
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(Studio: Fiona Foster) The reaction of world leaders to the crash of TWA Flight 800 outlined; words from French President Jacques Chirac to President Clinton quoted and messages from around the world summed up.

(Paris: Bill Delaney) The mood and security at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris for which Flight 800 was bound noted.

(Paris: Richard Blystone) The reaction of friends and relatives to the plane crash featured; scenes shown from the airport. [SOS Terrorisme Francoise RUDETZKI - comments on acceptance of death.] [At the airport, two TRAVELLERS - comment.]

(Paris: Bill Delaney; Studio: Fiona Foster, Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jeanne Meserve) Help from the Navy in using its sonar to recover flight data recorders from the downed plane featured. [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - comments on the intelligence community's operations to find out if it was a terrorist act.]

Blystone, Richard;
Delaney, Bill;
Foster, Fiona;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Woodruff, Judy

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