When South African Airways Flight 295 caught fire and crashed at sea in 1987, rumors swirled that it was the target of a terrorist attack. Getting to the bottom of this catastrophic mystery meant going to the bottom of the Indian Ocean, an unprecedented recovery operation that took months and cost millions to complete.
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The program shows an official at the NTSB smoking while NTSB officials and the South African investigator review the cockpit voice recording. However, by the time the cockpit voice recorder for South African Flight 295 was recovered, a ban on smoking in all U.S. federal buildings, whether owned, leased or rented, had been in force per Executive Order 13058 issued on August 9, 1997, by President Bill Clinton. South Africa Air 295 had crashed several months after the ban, on November 28, 1997. See more