|Series||Seconds from Disaster|
|Airdate||October 18, 2005|
|Disaster||Trans World Airlines Flight 800|
|Date||July 17, 1996|
|Kind||Air and Space|
|Nature||Electrical Failure, Central Fuel Tank Explosion|
TWA 800 is the 23rd episode of Seconds from Disaster and reconstructs the fatal Flight 800.
TWA Flight 800 leaves New York for Paris 80 minutes late. Only 12 minutes into the flight, there are short circuits in electrical wires which cause ignition of vaporised jet fuel in the center fuel tank. The explosion causes the nose of the aircraft to break off. The plane continues to disintegrate as it plummets into the sea, killing all 230 on board.
This disaster also appears in Seismic Seconds.