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Family members and friends of the victims of the crash of TWA Flight 800 gather at the memorial as the sun sets in Smith Point County Park in Shirley. (July 17, 2011)(Credit: John Dunn)

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15 years later: TWA Flight 800 crash

The scene at Smith Point County Park in Shirley, 15 years after TWA Flight 800 crashed just minutes after taking off from JFK, killing 230 people on board. Relatives of the victims put white carnations in the sand on July 17, 2011, at 8:31 p.m., 15 years to the moment when the plane’s center fuel tank exploded.