It is now more than 20 years since the third-deadliest accident in U.S. aviation history, the explosion of TWA Flight 800, but the legacy of that tragedy continues in the engineering of fuel tank technology for commercial aircraft. TWA 800 exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off New York in July 1996 minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 230 people on board. The subsequent four-year NTSB investigation concluded that the accident was probably ...

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