TWA still flies between New York and Paris every day, on what is now Flight 924 and part of the legacy of change that marks a fateful anniversary.
It's been two years to the day since TWA Flight 800 exploded off Long Island and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean in a shower of flames, killing all 230 people aboard. The lives of the victims' families were changed forever, but one thing remains constant: No one knows what caused the disaster.The crash of the Paris-bound flight left its mark in tombstones from Verdun, France, where a family of five was buried, to Montoursville, Pa., home to 16 high school students who perished, along with a teacher and four chaperones.
Kathy and William Rogers said they planned to reminisce Friday about their daughter, Kimberly Marie, who was 17 when she died along with the other French Club students from Montoursville High School who were on the jetliner when it went down.
Rogers and his wife find solace in their new baby girl, Kelsey Marie, born in March, an experience that's been a lesson in learning to love again after the wrenching pain of losing a child.
"We were in such an awful state after her death, and now we have the love to give again," Rogers told Newsday. "We discovered that you can give your love in equal doses."
The FBI stepped out of the investigation late last year, saying it had no evidence that a criminal act - a bomb or missile - destroyed the plane. That left mechanical failure, a theory embraced by the National Transportation Safety Board.