NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 18, 1996
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(Long Island crash site: Tom Brokaw) The as-yet unexplained explosion of TWA Flight 800, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, off New York, last night, featured; the flight's chronology reviewed with animation and eyewitness reports presented; scenes shown of the burning debris and jet fuel. [TWA vice president Mark ABELS - comments.] [Witnesses Ken WENDELL, Jill SALTZMAN - describe a fireball crashing into the ocean.] [Reporter John MILLER - describes the eerie scene at sea.]
(Crash site: Robert Hager) The investigation into the crash and the possibility of sabotage by terrorists examined. [Eyewitnesses Annunziata SAHID, Sven FARRETT - describe what happened.] Three possibilities other than a bomb that could have downed the plane reviewed. The fact that the FBI will take over from the NTSB if sabotage is proven noted.
(Long Island crash site: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The investigators' feeling that the plane was blown apart, including the possibility that a Stinger missile could have caused the explosion, outlined.