After the devastated Trans World Airlines Flight 800 crash 16 years ago, the TWA Employee Memorial has been moved from Long Island, New York to Kansas City, Missouri.
TWA Flight 800 crashed off the coast of Long Island on July 17, 1996 and killed 230 people. Since the accident, officials collected artifacts for an investigation that took years for people to find out about the truth: the plane didn’t crash because of a fuel malfunction; it was shot down.
There’s a collection of artifacts from the investigation made into exhibits at the Trans World Airlines Museum in Kansas City. These exhibits give viewers a feeling of the truth. Plycon Transportation Group drivers moved the Granite and Crystal Employee Memorial, and placed it in the TWA Museum on its 16th anniversary, July 17, 2012. The Memorial commemorates all the lives lost on the flight.
Plycon’s Director of New Business Development and Sales, Jim Ferzoco, said “This move is so important to the Long Island community, and because of that, we as a business wanted to be a part of such a historic move.”
-Claudia Balthazar, Gary Duff