The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has denied a petition to reconsider its findings in the investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800. On July 17, 1996, the Boeing 747-100 exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff during a flight from New York JFK to Rome, killing all 230 people on board. Although sabotage was initially suspected, NTSB concluded that a fuel tank explosion—sparked by a short circuit in the wiring—caused the crash. In ...

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