A Look Back to 1996: Support for TWA Flight 800


U.S. Sailors assigned to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 8 conduct flight operations with CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters aboard the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) in response to the crashed Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight 800 aircraft off the coast of Moriches, New York, July 27, 1996.

TWA Flight 800 was a Boeing 747-100 aircraft that exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on July 17, 1996, after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on a scheduled international passenger flight to Rome, resulting in the death of all 230 individuals on board.

(U.S. Navy video)


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