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Twa flight 800 in 1982

TWA Flight 800 in 1982

Real Name: TWA Flight 800
Case: Historical Event/Conspiracy
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Date: July 17, 1996

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Details: On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800, flying from New York to Paris and carrying 212 passengers and 18 crew members, exploded in mid-air. Everyone onboard perished. Although the government and most investigators claimed that the explosion was an accident, other theories include that the plane was struck by a US missile or that a bomb was on board, and the government may have covered up the incident. However, they deny all of the allegations against them.

Twa flight 800 wreckage

TWA Flight 800 wreckage

Suspects: Some believe that the US military may have accidentally fired a missile at the plane, or that an unidentified individual placed a bomb onboard.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the February 14, 1997 episode.
Results: Unsolved. In 2000, the National Transportation Safety Board issued its final report on the crash, which stated the probable cause was an explosion of flammable fuel/air vapors in the fuel tank, most likely from a short circuit. However, many still believe that it was a missile or bomb.
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