By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — James Kallstrom, the former head of the New York FBI field office, has died at 78.

Kallstrom is know for leading the criminal investigation into TWA Flight 800.

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The 747 suddenly blew up in the sky off Long Island 25 years ago this month. All 230 people on board were killed.

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He was a former U.S. Marine and 27-year veteran FBI agent.

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Kallstrom co-founded the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. The organization provides aid to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

CBSNewYork Team