TWA 800 Crash Public Hearings Day 5

In the fifth day of public hearings on the TWA flight 800 crash, testimony focused on ways to reduce the flammability of fuel… read more

In the fifth day of public hearings on the TWA flight 800 crash, testimony focused on ways to reduce the flammability of fuel tanks. Representatives from Boeing, the military, the FAA and pilots discussed already proven ways to reduce flammability such as filling unused fuel tanks with foam or inert gases, such as nitrogen. They also examined how these military solutions could or could not be applied to civilian aircraft. In his closing remarks, Chairman Hall stressed that the NTSB will continue its two-tiered approach to preventing another such accident by reducing the volatility of aircraft fuel and by eliminating any possible ignition sources. close

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  • Merritt Birky Group Chairman National Transportation Safety Board->Fire and Explosion
  • Vernon Ellingstad Director National Transportation Safety Board->Research and Engineering
  • Steve Green Pilot Trans World Airlines, Inc.
  • James Hall Chairman National Transportation Safety Board
  • Ralph Lauzze Director U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory->Fire Test and Evaluation
  • Bernie Loeb Director National Transportation Safety Board->Aviation Safety
  • Thomas McSweeney Director Federal Aviation Administration->Aircraft Certification Service
  • Jerome Rekart Captain Air Line Pilots Association, International
  • Joseph Shepherd Associate Professor California Institute of Technology->Aeronautics
  • Lyle Streeter Representative Federal Aviation Administration
  • Robert Swaim Chairman National Transportation Safety Board->Systems Group
  • Barry Sweedler Director National Transportation Safety Board->Safety
  • Ivor Thomas Representative Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group->Fuel Systems
  • Hardy Tyson Engineer Naval Air Warfare Center->Mechanical Engineering
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TWA 800 Crash Public Hearings Day 5

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Program ID:
96659-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Hearing
Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Dec 12, 1997
Last Aired:
Dec 13, 1997

Airing Details

  • Dec 12, 1997 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 12, 1997 | 11:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 12, 1997 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 13, 1997 | 4:22am EST | C-SPAN 1
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