Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

TWA flight 800--17 July 1996

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 17 July 1996

Location: Atlantic Ocean off Long Island, New York, United States

Type of event: accident


The mid-air explosion of TWA 800 off Long Island, New York, which killed 230, has been ruled accidental by the U.S. government; some sources maintain that terrorism cannot be ruled out.

Consequences: 230 killed


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