TWA Flt 800 - Navy Lends Assistance

TWA Flight 800 - The Navy divers

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Navy divers on board the rescue and salvage ship USS Grasp prepare for another dive during search and recovery operations at the crash site of TWA Flight 800. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman
Charles L. Withrow
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A Navy Diver is prepared for his next dive during search and recovery operations at the TWA Flight 800 crash site. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Charles L. Withrow
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Navy divers tend the lines and hoses to their fellow divers working in 120 feet of water and three to four feet visibility to recover wreckage and victims of TWA Flight 800. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Charles L. Withrow
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Navy divers recompress following their dive to the TWA crash site. Descending to the crash site 120 feet below, divers recompress in a special chamber aboard USS Grasp to expel nitrogen in their blood. The process allows the divers more time on the ocean floor by reducing time needed to ascend between dives. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate First Class (Diver) Glen J. Hurd
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Reviewed: 16 September 2009