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Flag Arch Held for 25th Anniversary of TWA Flight 800 Crash at Smith Point Beach

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

Story No. 071721112

SHIRLEY, NY - On Saturday, July 17th, the Mastic Beach FD and Mastic FD held a flag detail for the 25th Anniversary Memorial for TWA Flight 800. Mastic FD Ladder 14 (5-12-14), along with Mastic Beach FD 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 would claim 230 souls (18 Crew and 212 Passengers) on board and would be the third most deadliest airline incident in United States history. The crash occurred just off the coast of Smith Point Beach.

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