October 22, 1996 in Nation/World

Twa, Boeing Sued In Plane Explosion

Compiled From Wire Services
 

A lawyer claiming he knows what caused TWA Flight 800 to explode in the sky filed a $100 million dollar lawsuit Monday, accusing the airline and Boeing Co. of failing to design and maintain the plane properly.

Federal investigators have not yet been able to determine whether a bomb, missile or mechanical malfunction caused the plane to explode July 17.

But Lee Kriendler, an lawyer who won $500 million for victims’ families after the 1988 Pan Am jet explosion over Scotland, said his experts have figured out the cause - from press reports, as they have not been allowed to examine the wreckage.


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