New York, NY – 11 Years After TWA 800 Crash Fuel Tank Issues Still Linger.

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    New York, NY – 11 years after the center fuel tank of TWA Flight 800 caught fire, killing 230 people, the Federal Aviation Administration still does not require commercial jetliners to carry devices to make the fuel in their tanks inert, and Hurd is angry about it.

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    “It’s like they’re waiting for another fuel tank to explode before they act,” said Hurd, vice president of the Families of TWA Flight 800 Association. “It’s unacceptable at this point.”

    Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) last month introduced a bill requiring the FAA to implement the proposed regulations by Jan. 1.

    “The government got a man on the moon in 10 years,” said John Seaman, president of the Families of TWA Flight 800 Association. “It’s been 11 years, and they can’t even decide to fix the tanks.” [ap]


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    biGwheeel
    biGwheeel
    16 years ago

    To Anon. 5:38AM
    If the cause was technical, why didn’t we hear about this problem
    before, or since FLIGHT 800?!

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    Americans love a conspiracy theory – they can’t accept reasoned technical explanations. I’m amazed its not been blamed on Martians

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    My son, Yonatan Rojany, was killed on TWA Flight 800. For those who believe the government line about it being brought down by a center fuel tank explosion don’t have a clue. It was brought down by a missle. If you want a better understanding of exactly what happened read Jack Cashill’s First Strike. Or read James Sander’s books on TWA Flight 800. The government did a cover up…it was just before the ’96 Olympics and it was an election year. Clinton didn’t want to deal with it so he covered it up. I’m not a conspiracy nut…do some investigation before you continue writing the government lies.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    and then there was an unaccounted for 30 mph boat spotted on radar fleeing the area right after the explosion.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    The reason the gov’t is not pursuing the fuel tank issue is that they know that was not the cause of the crash. Anyone watching TV that night saw interview after interview with witnesses who described seeing what looked like a missile hit the plane. This is a government coverup.

    biGwheeel
    biGwheeel
    16 years ago

    Wihout sounding like a Conspira-
    cist, (despite the “Fuel Tank” explanation) there is plenty of evidence that the plane was brought
    down by an act of terrorism. It was
    a precursor to 9/11:

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    I agree its an outrage !