[meteorite-list] TWA Flight 800 Jet Crash Cause

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:10 2004
Message-ID: <200110081528.IAA19701_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

Here's an article about the NTSB ruling on the crash
of TWA Flight 800:


The evidence points to an electrical short as the cause
of the crash. Wiring bundled inside the fuel tank
included low voltage and high voltage wires, and they've
determined that a spark as weak as static electricity
could have triggered the explosion.

Other possible causes of the explosion were also
considered, including a meteorite strike, a small
explosive charge, and a missile.

Ron Baalke
Received on Mon 08 Oct 2001 11:28:31 AM PDT

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