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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Officials Deny Missile

NEW YORK () -- U.S. government officials denied again that "friendly fire'' caused the TWA Flight 800 crash, a theory given new life by newsman Pierre Salinger's claim a U.S. Navy vessel accidentally shot down the jumbo jet.

"We can assure the American public and families of the victims that nothing -- nothing -- like that did take place or would take place,'' FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom said Friday, saying the cause of the July 17 explosion that killed all 230 people aboard the Paris-bound jet is still unknown.

Salinger, a former ABC News correspondent and spokesman for President Kennedy, told reporters in Cannes, France, on Thursday that he has obtained a document detailing how the Navy was testing missiles off Long Island and accidentally hit Flight 800.