TWA Flight 800
TWA Flight 800 was an airliner which exploded and crashed with no survivors off Long Island on July 17, 1996, a few months before Bill Clinton stood for reelection. Although the Clinton Administration declared the cause of the explosion to be accidental, numerous eyewitnesses saw what appeared to be a missile strike the jet.
- Witnesses, many on the ground, reported seeing a bright object "streaking" towards the 747. The object in question turned in midair as it closed on the jumbo jet. Witnesses reported horizontal travel, as well as vertical.