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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                          (New York, New York)
For Immediate Release                                     July 25, 1996     
                        REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
                          AT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY           
                   RECOVERY EFFORTS OF TWA FLIGHT 800 
                       Port Authority Building 14
                 John F. Kennedy International Airport
                           New York, New York                  

THE PRESIDENT: (In progress) -- have a briefing from all the folks who have been working on this terrible tragedy, making an effort to recover the bodies as quickly as possible and find out what caused the crash. And I'm looking forward to that briefing and having a chance to thank them for the efforts they've made, and then to go over and meet with the families.

I want to thank the members of the Congress, the Governor and other officials from New York, and particularly the ambassadors from France and Italy for being here with me. And I'm anxious to get on with the morning.

Thank you.

Q Are you satisfied with the efforts to recover the bodies even as the search for clues as to the cause of this tragedy is underway?

THE PRESIDENT: I will have a statement after we meet this morning and I'd prefer to wait and answer all my questions then.

Thank you.