TWA Flight 800 families mark 15 years since crash

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    Families and friends of some of the 230 people killed when a Paris-bound jumbo jet mysteriously exploded in the sky off the Long Island coast are planning to mark the early evening moment with a quiet beach gathering Sunday.

    The destruction 15 years ago of TWA Flight 800 off east Moriches just 12 minutes after takeoff from Kennedy International Airport set off a mammoth FBI investigation amid fears that a bomb or a missile had downed the plane and introduced sky-based international terrorism to U.S. shores.

    The unity of family members after the July 17, 1996, crash - and the impact of an organization formed by one of them for those who lost loved ones in disastrous circumstances - are an enduring legacy of the crash.

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