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July 17 1996 Flight 800 explodes over Long Island


On July 17th 1996, shortly after takeoff from New York’s Kennedy International Airport, a TWA Boeing 747 jetliner bound for Paris explodes over the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 people aboard. Flight 800 had just received clearance to initiate a climb to cruise altitude when it exploded without warning.Because the plane was loaded with fuel … Continue reading

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