- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) - A memorial service will be held Sunday night to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the TWA Flight 800 plane crash.

The Boeing 747 exploded off Long Island soon after the Paris-bound flight took off from Kennedy Airport on July 17, 1996. The crash killed all 230 aboard.

The head of a victims’ family group says the service will be held at Smith Point County Park, on Long Island. The park is near the crash site.

John Seaman says the service will honor those aided the recovery efforts, and people who built and care for a memorial at Smith Point.

Kelsey Rogers, who lost her sister, will perform “Amazing Grace.” Kimberly Marie was a high school student from Montoursville, Pennsylvania. Sixteen students and five chaperones from the school’s French Club perished.


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