TWA Flight 800 Crash Investigation

Witnesses testified about the FBI’s role in the investigation of TWA Flight 800 which exploded soon after takeoff in 1996. The first panel of National… read more

Witnesses testified about the FBI’s role in the investigation of TWA Flight 800 which exploded soon after takeoff in 1996. The first panel of National Transportation Safety Board officials complained that the FBI had been too forceful in trying to prove that a bomb was responsible for the accident and had assumed too much control of the investigation. Andrew Vita of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms testified that he met resistance when he tried to submit a report concluding that a mechanical flaw ignited the explosion. Donald Kerr and and Lewis Schiliro of the FBI vigorously opposed the charges against the FBI saying the investigation was “professional, responsible and methodical.” close

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TWA Flight 800 Crash Investigation

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Program ID:
123165-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 10, 1999 | 1:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 11, 1999 | 2:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • May 10, 1999 | 1:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 10, 1999 | 2:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 10, 1999 | 7:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 11, 1999 | 2:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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