Washington, DC 20594
September 10, 1999
TWA FLIGHT 800
MOVEMENT OF FUSELAGE RECONSTRUCTION
OPEN MEDIA OPPORTUNITY
AT LONG ISLAND HANGAR
SEPTEMBER 14, 1999
On Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at 9:30 a.m., the reconstructed
the TWA flight 800 aircraft will be moved to a smaller hangar
Calverton, Long Island facility where it currently is housed.
(This is the
rescheduled date from the postponed date of August 26)
TWA flight 800 crashed, on July 17, 1996, into the Atlantic Ocean
eight miles south of East Moriches, NY, after taking off for
from John F. Kennedy International Airport. All 230 people
perished. The investigation into this accident is ongoing.
The 96-foot reconstruction of the accident aircraft, including
wing fuel tank, has been strengthened, placed on wheels, and
will be rolled
a distance of about 1/2 mile to the new hangar.
This event will be open for media coverage. Reporters, photographers
crews seeking to observe and/or record the movement will be admitted
the main gate to the Calverton facility, on Grumman Road, beginning
a.m., on Tuesday, September 14.
While no pre-registration is necessary, those seeking admittance
required to present working media credentials.
Note: Please be aware that the movement of the reconstruction
delayed or postponed should there be adverse weather conditions.
NTSB Chairman Jim Hall will be present at Calverton for the movement
and will be available for interviews as time and circumstances
For further information contact the NTSB Public Affairs Office: