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The Shoot Down of TWA800

On July 17, 1996, at 8:19 p.m., TWA Flight 800 took off from JFK airport bound for Paris, France. The Boeing 747-131 (N93119) had 230 passengers and crew aboard. Off of Long Island, NY, their flight path paralleled the northern edge of W-105. Unknown to the crew and passengers, TWA800 was participating in a classified weapons test (GLOBAL YANKEE ’96) being conducted by the DoD inside of the restricted air space of W-105.