Wednesday, July 16, 2008
TWA Flight 800 resassembled wreckage in Ashburn, Virginia
The recovered wreckage of TWA Flight 800 stands reassembled at the National Transportation Safety Board Training Academy where it is used for training new investigators in Ashburn, Virginia on July 16, 2008. The Boeing 747 crashed into the Atlantic after passing over Long Island Sound and Long Island, New York in 1996, after a flammable mixture of fuel and oxygenated air caused a catastrophic explosion. The Department of Transportation announced that almost all U.S. commercial airliners will be required to install a new air separator to help prevent oxygen from entering an aircrafts' fuel tank, the cause of the TWA Flight 800 disaster.