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TWA Flight 800 Explodes Over the Atlantic Near New York

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It's July 17, 1996 and a Boeing 747 is in the early stages of its journey off the coast of New York. Suddenly, a powerful explosion in the mid-section of the plane sends TWA 800 plummeting into the Atlantic.

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After a long delay on a hot July evening in 1996, TWA Flight 800 leaves John F. Kennedy Airport carrying 230 passengers and crew en route to Paris. Minutes after takeoff, the Boeing 747 jumbo jet suddenly explodes without warning, killing everyone aboard. Was it a bomb? A missile? A design flaw? To find the answer, the NTSB must attempt the unthinkable: rebuild the entire plane, piece by shattered piece.

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