Anderson Cooper says TWA Flight 800 was shot down, then corrects himself

Eighteen years ago today, TWA Flight 800 exploded over the Atlantic Ocean near on July 17, 1996. There were no survivors. Government investigators concluded the plane was brought down not by a missile but by a spark in one of the plane’s fuel tanks.

CNN host Anderson Cooper, however, stated today that the plane was “shot down.”

It happens. Give him props for setting the record straight.

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