Press Releases

July 16, 2003
Investigating Catastrophe: The Destruction and Devastating Effects of TWA Flight 800

CNN Correspondent and FBI Investigator Offer Insight in Public Lecture at College

Patricia Conway
(631) 287 8313
Fax: (631) 283 4081

On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean eight miles south of East Moriches, NY, after taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport. The airplane was destroyed by explosion, fire, and impact forces with the ocean. All 230 people aboard were killed.

Robert Knapp (lead FBI investigator) and Christine Negroni (CNN Correspondent and the author of "Fatal Departure") will discuss how TWA Flight 800 continues to impact people's lives, as well as investigate the causes and theories of this catastrophe on Monday, July 28th at 7 p.m. Seats are filling up quickly for this special event. Call (631) 287-8316. There is a registration fee of $20.

Some other Southampton lecture topics for the summer include Identity Fraud, The Art and Sport of Fly Fishing, Classical Music, The Very Best Way to Get a New or Better Job in this Rotten (or any other) Job Market, Religion in Human Experience, History of the Oscars (1945-1960), Exploring World Cinema and Ethics in Business.

Continuing Studies offers courses in real estate, English as a second language, writing, foreign languages, health and legal professions, insurance, computers, horticulture and much more. For more information or to register for these and other Continuing Studies courses, please visit or call (631) 287-8316.