TWA 800 Crash Public Hearings Day 1 Part 2

In this second part of the first day of public hearings on the TWA flight 800 crash investigation , testimony focused on the recorded… read more

In this second part of the first day of public hearings on the TWA flight 800 crash investigation , testimony focused on the recorded flight data.

John Clark, Research and Engineering Deputy Director, N.T.S.B.

outlined how the data from radar, cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder support a sequence of three events which explain the location and distribution of the wreckage. The three events were: the explosion, then the separation of the forward fuselage and finally the descent of the rest of the aircraft. The two on-board recorders show little evidence of anything unusual until a sound consistent with an explosion in the fuel tank. close

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  • John Clark Deputy Director National Transportation Safety Board->Research and Engineering
  • Vern Ellinstad Director National Transportation Safety Board->Research and Engineering
  • James Hall Chair National Transportation Safety Board
  • Bernie Loeb Director National Transportation Safety Board->Aviation Safety
  • Jerome Rekart Captain Air Line Pilots Association, International
  • Robert Young Captain Trans World Airlines, Inc.
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TWA 800 Crash Public Hearings Day 1 Part 2

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Program ID:
96568-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Hearing
Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Dec 08, 1997 | 10:47am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Dec 08, 1997 | 9:30pm EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Dec 08, 1997 | 10:47am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 08, 1997 | 9:30pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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