Federal officials said Thursday they will reconstruct part of the TWA Flight 800 jumbo jet and zero in on the plane’s forward cargo area as the most likely area to show what knocked the airplane out of the sky.
At the same time, however, FBI authorities said that while they remain confident investigators will learn the cause of the July tragedy, they also began stressing that it is possible that no clear evidence will be found to demonstrate why the crash occurred.
So far, 30 percent of the airliner has been recovered and brought to shore. But experts with the FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board have so far reported discovering no positive evidence that proves either a mechanical failure or a bomb.
With the announcement Thursday that a major reconstruction will be made at a Long Island hangar, it is clear that investigators are narrowing their options into what could have destroyed the plane.