PILOT REPORTS 'FLARE' NEAR TWA CRASH SITE
[This story was reported on CNN and other television news programs on Thursday, December 12, 1996 but not widely seen in print news. The following brief text appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Dec 13, page 26. This is merely the latest in a running string of airline pilot reports of unusual glowing objects in the skies near Long Island, New York. Two similar reports on November 16 caused the FAA to briefly close one of the air corridors serving JFK airport (See CNI News 2.18 of December 1). No official explanation for the sightings has been offered.]
A Saudi Arabian Airlines pilot flying in the area where Trans World Airlines Flight 800 exploded reported seeing a "green flare" in the sky that authorities could not identify. The FBI said it was investigating the report, but a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration noted that a similar sighting near the Long Island town of East Hampton last month was thought to be a natural phenomenon. Many people reported seeing a streak of light in the sky about the time Flight 800 exploded.
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