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By Al Everson
posted Jul 1, 2013 - 10:28:28am
Seventeen years after TWA Flight 800 fell from the night skies off Long Island, killing all aboard, two retired airline pilots in Volusia County are demanding a fresh investigation of the disaster.
Richard Russell and James Speer say the Boeing 747 was brought down by a missile — not by a manufacturing defect, as the original federal investigation concluded — and they allege a cover-up of the real cause of the tragedy.
The New York-to-Paris flight ended in flames on the Atlantic and the deaths of 230 passengers and crew members July 17, 1996. Hundreds of people told of seeing something they could not forget.
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