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25th Anniversary Flag Arch for the crash of TWA Flight 800

By BRADLEY FOWLER, Correspondent | July 17, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 071721112

On Saturday July 17th 2021 the Mastic Beach Fire Department and Mastic Fire Department held a flag detail for the 25th Anniversary Memorial for TWA Flight 800. Mastic Fire Department Ladder 14 (5-12-14) along with Mastic Beach Fire Department Ladder 1 (5-13-1) held the American Flag as the family of the victims went to the memorial at Smith Point Beach. This airline crash 25 years ago would claim 230 souls (18 Crew and 212 Passengers) on boards and would be the third most deadliest airline incident in the United States History. The flag arch was for family of the 230 victims to drive to the TWA Flight 800 memorial at Smith Point Beach. 25 years later all 230 people are remembered at Smith Point Beach TWA Flight 800 Memorial due to the plane crashing just off the coast of Smith Point Beach every year on July 17th.

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