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CRASH FOCUS SHIFTING TO WRECKAGE

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Divers have not recovered any bodies from the wreckage of Trans World Airlines Flight 800 in the past 48 hours, and investigators said Wednesday they would not be surprised if no more remains were discovered.

Having found all but 35 of the 230 people aboard the jetliner, the investigators said they could now turn their full attention to recovering wreckage and seeking the cause of the explosion.Since the first days after the crash, investigators have said the search for bodies was the primary focus of the underwater recovery effort.

Robert T. Francis, the vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board who is in charge of the investigation, said that was still the priority.

But, he added, that since no more bodies were being found, salvage workers were recovering large quantities of wreckage from the 747, which exploded, burned and crashed into the sea three weeks ago Wednesday night.

Wednesday, a Navy crane brought up a 75-foot-long section of the right wing, showing fire damage at the end that was nearest the fuselage. Aviation experts think that closer examination of the wing may give them more information about the break-up of the plane.

It could, for example, show impact damage from parts farther forward that flew off and hit the wing in the first moments of the disaster.

The wing section is by far the largest piece raised; also recovered Wednesday was the window section of the cockpit. Recovery efforts in a second area, 11/2 miles earlier on the plane's flight path from where the nose was found, are now so far advanced that the safety board and the FBI are talking to the Navy about moving the Grapple, the salvage tug that has been moored in the area for a week, to another area.

Divers continued Wednesday to retrieve pieces of wreckage and luggage from the debris field closest to Kennedy International Airport. A senior investigator said Wednesday night that the debris and luggage will be tested for explosives at the former Grumman hanger in Calverton, N.Y., and that if explosives are detected, the material will be sent to the FBI laboratory in Washington for further testing.

The debris field closest the airport "is the most important salvage area right now," the investigator said.

The answers to what caused the crash will have to come from the wreckage because other sources of information have proven unre-vealing. As an example, safety board technicians seem to have come to the end, at least for now, of analysis of the cockpit voice recorder, which picked up a loud noise and then cut off abruptly.