TWA Flight 800
TWA Flight 800 was an airliner which exploded and crashed with no survivors off Long Island on July 17th, 1996. 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.