Emergency Response TWA Flight 843
JFK International Airport NY
On July 30, 1992 TWA flight 843, a Lockheed L-1011 airplane crashed at JFK International Airport. Miraculously all 293 passengers and crew members survived. The crash resulted in a fuel fed fire which destroyed the aircraft and released jet fuel into the sandy soils proximate to Jamaica Bay. TWA selected Sealand Enviro to respond to the incident and contain and remediate the free phase hydrocarbon plume. Environmental engineering and remediation activities included real time characterization using a mobile gas chromatograph, and removal and offsite thermal desorption of 5,000 CY of impacted soils and sand. Site closure to regulatory standards was accomplished within sixty days of mobilization.