Date: 06 Aug 98 11:26:39 From: email@example.com (WSherr6080) Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com Followups: 1
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Graphics of the debris field appearing in "Newsday" and the "Press Enterprise" newspapers, based on NTSB specifications of the FDR readouts; and the NTSB simulations of the accident, indicate an initial breakup prior to the explosion. A streaming fire from the lower fuselage appears at the same time and 4 seconds later the explosion occurs and the forward 70 feet of the aircraft nose structure is severed from the fuselage. This flame front is the probable ignition source for the center fuel tank.