TWA Flight 800 crash a year later: Inside the investigation (Airdate: 7/16/97)

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It was a muggy night when TWA Flight 800 left JFK airport at 8:19 p.m., bound for Paris. Eleven minutes after takeoff, the jetliner vanished from radar.

Eyewitnesses say they saw two orange fireballs in the sky before the plane crashed into the water near East Moriches, Long Island.

One year later, PIX11 took a look back at the tragedy, which at the time still had no official cause.


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