Why Did TWA Flight 800 Explode, Killing 230? Rutgers Will Screen Documentary That Explores An Answer

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When TWA Flight 800 exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off East Moriches, New York, in 1996, many witnesses claimed they saw it hit by a missile. But federal experts ultimately ruled the crash – which killed 230 passengers and crew – was a result of an accident.  On Oct. 15, you can decide which theory you believe after a screening of TWA Flight 800, a new documentary that provides extensive evidence and interviews supporting the missile theory, and a discussion with the film’s writer/director. 

WHATTWA Flight 800, a free, public film screening and discussion. The documentary was seen by an estimated 7.5 million households when it was first cablecast on July 17, the 17th anniversary of the crash of Flight 800.

WHEN: Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m.

WHERE: Bradley Hall Theatre, third floor, Bradley Hall, 110 Warren St.

WHO:  Kristina Borjesson, the writer/director of TWA Flight 800. Borjesson is a noted documentary filmmaker and award-winning print and broadcast journalist for 30 years.

BACKGROUNDTWA Flight 800 is a critically acclaimed investigative documentary that alleges the flight was knocked out of the air by a missile, either mistakenly - by friendly fire - or by terrorists. The film features six whistleblowers and members of the official investigation into the plane crash, who detail their claims that their investigation was undermined and present forensic evidence. The National Transportation Safety Board is now re-examining its original conclusion that the crash was an accident.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Allan Wolper,