Family, friends remember TWA Flight 800 victims 15 years later
Family and friends of those lost on TWA Flight 800 paid their respects at a memorial yesterday, the 15th anniversary of the airline tragedy. All 230 people on board were killed when the Paris-bound flight exploded over the Atlantic Ocean near Center Moriches, Long Island. An investigation later revealed the crash was caused when faulty electrical wiring sparked fumes in the fuel tank. "It was really hard," Heidi Snow, of San Francisco, said. Her fiance was killed on the flight. "It's changed the way I run my life. I run a charity specifically for those affected by this loss." The 30-minute ceremony culminated as it does every year with attendees quietly tossing flowers into the sea.