Was missile strike cause of 1996 TWA crash?

All 230 people on board TWA Flight 800 were killed

Fresh evidence that a missile strike may have been the cause of the crash in 1996 of a TWA airliner off the coast of New York has sparked calls for a new inquiry.
All 230 people on board were killed when TWA Flight 800, destined for Paris, came down shortly after take-off from JFK airport. A report at the time stated that a fuel tank exploded due to poor wiring.
However, a documentary due out next month uses radar and other evidence not available during the original investigation. More than 200 witnesses said they saw streaks of light heading towards the plane, some saying they came from the waterline, but the first investigation found no evidence of a missile strike.
Bob Young, a former senior accident investigator for TWA is among those calling for a new review of the crash.
Sky News
[pictured: Photograph taken on 20 May 1997 as part of the National Transportation Safety Board accident report for TWA Flight 800]


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