“On the night of July 17 [1996], TWA Flight 800 bound from JFK to Paris crashes near Long Island, killing 230 people. The explosion takes place near row 26, adjacent to the center fuel tank–an area identical to the detonation point aboard PAL Flight 434 [on which Ramzi Yousef detonated a bomb on December 11, 1994]. When the wreckage is assembled in a hangar, the high explosives RDX, PETN, and nitroglycerine are found near row 26. The explosion mimics the Bojinka plot; Yousef’s attorney, [Roy] Kulcsar, argues that the news event will prejudice the jury.”

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, (Timeline) Page 22