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Health Is a Media Scandal. As this incident makes painfully clear, to report facts that the media choose to
suppress makes one a "conspiracy theorist," at least until the facts become too obvious for the media to ignore. [...] In the
two months since my book on TWA 800 was published, I have faced this same conundrum. Although almost everyone in the
aviation industry knows the 747 was shot out of the sky in July 1996, the media will not report this politically inconvenient
fact unless it becomes too obvious to ignore.
800: My Improbable Lunch with the Chairman of the NTSB. [Scroll down] When the subject of TWA 800
emerges, the networks still turn to people like [Peter] Goelz and [Jim] Hall. They have become the public face of the
NTSB, which is one reason why the board has lost almost all credibility with the aviation community. Someone needs to
rescue the NTSB, and America for that matter. That so flagrant an injustice has been allowed to stand for twenty years
tells us much too much the state of the nation today.
'Conspiracy Theory' Trump Needs to Push. [Scroll down] From her logs, we know that Hillary and President
Bill Clinton returned to the White House at 8:35 p.m. on the night of July 17, 1996. Former Chief of Staff Leon Panetta tells
us he called the president at 9 p.m. with the news that TWA Flight 800 blew up off the coast of Long Island. My source
at the White House has confirmed that the Clintons and their consigliere, Deputy National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, holed up in
the family residence throughout the night. Berger was the Clintons' political guy. His boss, Tony Lake, left the room whenever
politics surfaced. That night, with re-election looming, all decisions were political, and no one can doubt Hillary's active role
in the conversation. By 3 a.m. the Clintons had settled on a strategy. At that fabled hour — the one Hillary
would mythologize in her run against Barack Obama — Bill called Lake with the following message: "Dust off the contingency
plans." For the time being, the president would quietly blame terrorists for the presumed missile attack. That night, the
Department of Justice had the FBI take the investigation over from the National Transportation Safety Board, the NTSB. Although
illegal, this move was made publicly.
800: Calling Agent Bongardt, Your Nation Needs You. [Scroll down] "CIA will continue to look at problematic witnesses," the analyst responded
to the dissenting agent. He got to work quickly. On the very day the analyst sent this memo to his superiors, April 29, 1997, a
second "302" was prepared for the most "problematic" of the FBI, eyewitnesses, Witness #73. In this second interview, #73 conceded
that she had been drinking 'Long Island Ice Tea' cocktails" before witnessing the explosion, a concession that undermined her original testimony.
As #73 told me years later, she did not know what a Long Island Iced Tea was, did not drink, and did not give a second interview. In her
initial interview three days after the crash, she not only described a missile attack on the 747 in stunning detail, but she also "observed the
front of the aircraft separate from the back," a fact that took the authorities weeks to confirm.
Gorelick, and the Corruption of the TWA 800 Case. [Scroll down] The Clintons did not want their
fingerprints anywhere near this mess. They preferred to work through the Department of Justice, which Hillary had
staked out as her own personal fiefdom. Like just about everything she touched, the DOJ was both highly politically and
seriously dysfunctional. Nanny issues sidelined the first two attorney general candidates. Insisting that a
woman — any woman — head the department, Hillary finally settled on the feckless Miami prosecutor Janet
Reno. For the next eight years the Clintons would have to work around her. Needing someone to work through, they
finally found a fixer worthy of the number two position, a little-known DC litigator named Jamie Gorelick.
the Government Lies: TWA Flight 800. When you look at all the evidence behind the tragedy of Flight 800,
it was very difficult not to conclude that the government's investigation was faulty and scripted, and that the probable
cause of the incident was some fuel cell problem was completely unbelievable. It was July 17, 1996, and Flight 800
occurred right in the middle of the sweet spot of a string of terrorist attacks on America, on American interests, on President
Clinton's watch. [...] President Clinton's time in office saw the highest level of terrorism activity directed at American
interests: buildings, embassies, a Navy warship, and over a dozen high-capacity aircraft were targeted or attacked.
Other commercial aircraft had been shot down and that news was ignored. These were "spectacular operations." And
according to the National Transportation Safety Board Flight 800 was just a jet with a bad set of wires in a fuel
tank. The only airplane in the history of flight to have exploded in flight because of a possible short circuit
in a fuel tank.
Personal Hole in the Sky. I applaud those who are creating documentaries and writing books that reveal insight
into the aftermath and investigation of that July 17th, 1996 disaster. My memoir does include my opinion that the 258
witnesses who saw a missile have been rejected by the official investigation. But mostly my memoir is a personal
interest story. It reveals what it's like to be in love, and to lose her — along with my international
airline — all in a single unpredictable moment. 13,760 Feet — My Personal Hole in the Sky is
a memorial at altitude for 230 passengers and crew, and if you read it, you too will yearn for answers.
Cashill's TWA 800: Time to Reopen the Investigation. While most of the mainstream media condemned the idea that
the plane was brought down by a missile or missiles as a conspiracy theory, Accuracy in Media fought to expose the government
cover-up through the use of the Freedom of Information Act. We also produced a documentary titled TWA 800: The Search
for the Truth, which maintains that TWA Flight 800 did not simply explode. The flight was brought down by one or more
missiles. The FBI interviewed 736 eyewitnesses who saw TWA Flight 800 fall out of the sky. As AIM reported,
"Eyewitnesses were not allowed to testify, and their words were only summarized in FBI reports which they could not personally
review." Accuracy in Media's founder Reed Irvine scoured the eyewitness statements for additional clues to this mystery and
discovered that one of the statements mentioned the word "wire," which was in fact a name that the redactors failed to redact.
800: Jim Kallstrom's Road to Redemption. When I see former FBI New York honcho Jim Kallstrom appear on Fox
News, I see a tortured soul. As boldly honest as he has been on the subject of Islamic terrorism, this once honorable
man has lived a lie for the last twenty years on the subject of TWA Flight 800. Others have lived the lie as well, but
none so personally. [...] When Kallstrom arrived on the scene in Long Island the day after the crash in July 1996, the truth was
indeed what he was seeking. By July 30, 1996 — less than two weeks after the 747 blew up — FBI
agents had interviewed 144 "excellent" witnesses to a missile strike. As revealed in a recently unearthed CIA memo, the
evidence was "overwhelming" and the witness testimony "too consistent" for the cause of the plane's destruction to be anything
other than a missile. 1996 being an election year, however a missile strike on an American airliner involved far too much
political risk for the Clinton White House. Working through the CIA, its operatives took effective control of the
investigation. For reasons only he knows, Kallstrom knuckled under.
Cashill's TWA 800: Practicing Journalism in a Failed Republic. Ten years into my second career —
journalism — July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 was shot down by the United States Navy just south of West Hampton,
Long Island, shortly after 2030 hours. It was the second time in four days the United States Navy shot something out of the sky
in the waters south of Long Island, and I have the video to prove it. The 747 was seriously injured when the force of a thermite
warhead, unique to the United States Navy in 1996, struck in the area where the leading edge of the right wing attached to the
fuselage. A few feet away was engine number three, the first significant piece of the 747 to hit the water about 14,000 feet
below, so close to JFK Airport that it was outside the initial search area. Its factual location was so damaging to the FBI/CIA
cover-up ordered by the National Security State that its actual location was expunged from the debris recovery log and moved more
than 5,000 feet to the east to comport with a mechanical explanation.
800: How the CIA Hijacked the FBI Investigation. Within hours of the crash of TWA Flight 800 off the Long
Island coast on July 17, 1996, the FBI seized control of the investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board
(NTSB). Although illegal, this was done in full view of an indifferent media. What the media did not see was the CIA's
illegal seizure of the investigation from both the NTSB and FBI. We know about this quiet coup now thanks to a treasure trove of CIA
documents recently unearthed through the Freedom of Information Act separately by attorney John Clarke and physicist Tom Stalcup.
800: Breaking — Air Traffic Controller Tells All. [Scroll down] Within a half hour of the
crash, Clinton anti-terror czar Richard Clarke was summoning a high level meeting at the White House. A civilian plane
crash never before prompted this kind of response. The eyewitness accounts had yet to come in. The radar tape had
set the wheels in motion. CNN's Christine Negroni provided the most detailed account of the radar's reception in
Washington in her book Deadly Departure, an otherwise predictable rehashing of the government position.
Negroni's primary source was Ron Schleede, then a deputy director of aviation safety at the NTSB. On the morning after the
crash, July 18, an FAA official showed him a radar plot that got his complete attention. [...] He told Negroni, "It showed
this track that suggested something fast made a turn and took the airplane." That same morning, said Schleede, "The FAA
was working with people at the top secret level. They were in a crisis room with intelligence people and everybody
else." That same day, before the story could be suppressed, authorities were telling the New York Times about "a
mysterious radar blip that appeared to move rapidly toward the plane just before the explosion."
800: What the CIA Did to Mike Wire, Witness 571. [Scroll down] When cornered, the CIA analyst responded, "He [I] was an important
eyewitness to us. And we asked the FBI to talk to him again, and they did." This was nonsense. The FBI never spoke to me after the
initial Lash interview. [...] I do not know who generated this false interview to fit their scenario, but I stand by my original approved statement
made to agent Lash. No other statement exists as there were none. The CIA built its case-closing animation around an interview that never
took place. I would learn later that the CIA manufactured interviews with several other key witnesses. This whole experience has left me
disillusioned with the FBI, disillusioned with the CIA, and totally disillusioned with the news media that bought this whole story without ever
questioning it — even after the truth about the fake interviews had become impossible to deny.
800: The Great Untold Story of Our Time. On the pleasant summer evening of July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 left
JFK Airport in New York bound for Paris. Twelve minutes after takeoff, about ten miles south of the popular south shore
of Long Island, at least two surface-to-air missiles blew the 747 out of the sky, killing all 230 people on board. I
write the above with 100 percent confidence. I owe that confidence to the efforts of a small corps of committed
individuals — eyewitnesses, independent researchers, whistleblowers from within the investigation, and family
members who have turned their grief into action. In attempting to get at the truth, at least three of these people were
arrested, several others were thrown off the TWA 800 investigation, and every one of them was ridiculed.
800 Anniversary Stirs Memories. Friday, July 17th, marked the 19th anniversary of the
deaths of 230 people on TWA Flight 800. There remain unaddressed questions about how this jet
mysteriously exploded off the coast of Long Island. [...] I'm sure there will be much more coverage
next year, for the 20th anniversary. But the media continue to do a disservice to America and the
memories of those lost, by ignoring this enduring scandal and its many victims. They are not
interested in re-litigating the facts because the facts overwhelmingly point to an administration
cover-up, and to expose this scandal would implicate the Clintons in yet another scandal.
Andrew Danziger, a 28-year airline veteran, spoke out this past April about the transparent
government cover-up that took place nearly two decades ago.
Obama pilot: TWA Flight 800 was not blown up by a faulty fuel tank; it was shot down. There are
many reasons to disbelieve the official explanation of what happened to TWA 800 almost 19 years ago,
on July 17, 1996, off the South Shore of Long Island. There's hardly an airline pilot among the
hundreds I know who buys the official explanation — that it was a fuel-tank explosion —
offered by the National Transportation Safety Board some four years later. Lots can go wrong with an
airplane. Engines can fail; they can catch fire. Devices can malfunction. Pilots make errors.
But jets do not explode in midair. If they do, it's usually because they've been shot down or bombed.
Former Obama pilot:
TWA Flight 800 was not blown up by a faulty fuel tank; it was shot down. There are many reasons to disbelieve
the official explanation of what happened to TWA 800 almost 19 years ago, on July 17, 1996, off the South Shore
of Long Island. There's hardly an airline pilot among the hundreds I know who buys the official explanation — that
it was a fuel-tank explosion — offered by the National Transportation Safety Board some four years later. Lots can
go wrong with an airplane. Engines can fail; they can catch fire. Devices can malfunction. Pilots make
errors. But jets do not explode in midair.
mastermind revealed an Al Qaeda plot to bring down airliner just weeks before the TWA 800
crash. The FBI had advance warning of an al-Qaeda plot to bring down a commercial
airliner on American soil just weeks before the 1996 TWA 800 crash that claimed 230 civilian
lives. Now, a series of previously-confidential FBI documents obtained by investigative
journalist Peter Lance and seen by MailOnline, provide compelling evidence that the crash was an act
of terror orchestrated by the man now believed by many to be the true architect of 9/11.
MH 17 versus TWA 800.
Boeing, the designer of the 747 that was Flight TWA 800, is highly staffed with bright scientists who undoubtedly know well these
phenomena, and who took them into consideration in the design of their aircraft. It is unthinkable that they would design an airplane
vulnerable to destruction as described by government investigators. This diminishes the plausibility of the government's story.
And there is another negating factor that looms large: of all the thousands of aircraft that have ever flown, there has never been
an instance of an accident resulting from a fuel tank explosion without an external cause. Michael Barr, Director of Aviation
Safety at the University of Southern California, disbelieves the government's story. He says, "These planes just
don't blow up. There's too many firewalls, too many checks and balances." Taken together, these two points
cast the government's story into serious doubt. It seems unlikely that the crash was due to any endogenous cause.
Where, then, does that leave us?
Cooper: 'TWA Flight 800 Was Shot Down'. [Scroll down] "Zoom Climb," the
theatrical highlight of the FBI investigation, was designed to negate the stubborn testimony of the
eyewitnesses. An animated sequence in "Zoom Climb" shows an internal fuel tank explosion blowing the
nose off the 747. According to the video's narration, TWA 800 then "pitched up abruptly and climbed
several thousand feet from its last recorded altitude of about 13,800 feet to a maximum altitude of
about 17,000 feet." This rocketing aircraft was alleged to look like a missile and to have
confused the eyewitnesses. This animation was essential to close the investigation. Without
this zoom climb scenario, the FBI had no way to explain what hundreds of official eyewitnesses had
Why Congress Must Reopen
the TWA 800 Investigation. [Scroll down] Contrary to NTSB regulations, [Hank] Hughes, although a group chairman, was not allowed
to write an analysis of what he found. The evidence his group gathered led him to much the same conclusion as the IAMAW's.
The pattern of seat damage and passenger injuries strongly suggested not a low-speed fuel tank explosion, as the NTSB would later
insist, but "a highorder explosion from a military-type explosive detonating a significant distance away from the airframe." Says
Hughes, "This was the first time in my 26 years as an NTSB accident investigator that I had been ordered not to write an analysis."
Hughes was not the only high-level investigator whose analysis was suppressed. As he notes, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Charles Wetli
and the NTSB's AeroMedical Forensic Consultant, Col. Dennis Shanahan, M.D., were also told not to submit analyses of their findings.
The most spectacular bit of mischief involved the CIA.
Stands by Cause of TWA Flight 800 Explosion. The board said Wednesday [7/2/2014] that
a team of investigators not part of the original investigation has confirmed NTSB's previous finding
that an oxygen buildup in a partially empty fuel tank caused an explosion that destroyed the plane
in-flight off the coast of Long Island, New York.
The Best Mob Story Ever. [Scroll down] In
July 1996, the case was still dragging on when [Louis] Freeh assigned [Jim] Kallstrom to head up the TWA Flight 800 investigation. For
the first five weeks Kallstrom did a credible job before buckling under White House pressure on or about August 22. I have always
wondered what combination of carrots and sticks the White House used to misdirect the investigation away from the obvious missile strike to a
fully contrived mechanical failure. Without making the connection directly, [Peter] Lance suggests a possible carrot.
TWA Flight 800: Hillary Rodham Clinton's Benghazi warm-up. Hillary
Rodham Clinton, the nation's first co-President, was as much a powerful political influence and purveyor of false reality then as she is today.
In fact, the parallels between her role in the narrative of TWA Flight 800 and the official story behind the murders of four Americans in
Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, are strikingly similar. [...] There were 270 documented eyewitnesses to the events of that
night, each observing what can best be described as a missile striking the aircraft.
What really happened? Doc raises questions about
doomed TWA Flight 800. Seventeen years ago today, TWA Flight 800 took off from JFK bound for Paris. Twelve minutes later
it exploded over the water near East Moriches, Long Island — killing all 230 passengers on board. Before a day had passed,
reporters, particularly John Miller, found eyewitnesses who swore they saw at least one streak of light fly from the surface of the earth,
weave to the side, aim directly and then strike the plane, causing a massive explosion. The FBI and the CIA took over the investigation
determining, finally, that the crash had been caused by an explosion of unknown origin in a fuel tank. It was not, the government
insisted — and attempted to prove — anything other than an accident. There was no missile, they said.
How 9/11 mastermind revealed Al Qaeda plot to bring down airliner. The FBI had advance warning
of an al-Qaeda plot to bring down a commercial airliner on American soil just weeks before the 1996 TWA 800 crash that claimed 230 civilian
lives. Now, a series of previously-confidential FBI documents obtained by investigative journalist Peter Lance and seen by MailOnline, provide
compelling evidence that the crash was an act of terror orchestrated by the man now believed by many to be the true architect of 9/11.
CNN Edits Out Comparison of TWA 800 and
Benghazi. On this past Saturday morning [6/22/2013], I did a live remote from Kansas City for CNN's "New Day" program on the subject of
TWA Flight 800, hosted by Alison Kosik. What follows is the transcript as it appears on CNN.com. What does not appear I will explain
later. Inherent in this transcript is the Achilles heel of what is arguably the most successful bit of government propaganda in American peacetime
history. Unwittingly, what the CNN editors left in is more damning than what they took out.
What CNN Cut Out of the TWA 800 Interview.
[Scroll down] On August 2, 1996, Clinton had yet to get the investigation under his full control. If telltale chemicals were not
found, perhaps the eyewitness testimony could be marginalized. This seems to have been the plan. If so, the investigators could "reassemble
the plane," and that Potemkin dumb show would take the investigation past the November election. Unfortunately for Clinton, the FBI found
"telltale" residue of the explosives PETN and RDX throughout the plane, and the New York Times reported the same.
New Evidence Suggests TWA Flight 800 Was
Shot Down Leaving New York. On July 17, 1996, TWA flight 800 took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City
carrying 212 passengers and 12 flight crew. As the Boeing 747-100 climbed in altitude and turned towards its destination of Paris, the plane
exploded just off the shore of East Moriches, New York, killing everyone on board. A number of witnesses at the time claimed that they had seen something
like a missile or flare strike the plane just before it exploded.
Can You Believe This is a Lie? I Can't. I am revealing the name of the
Navy master chief who last November told an acquaintance of his that on the evening of July 17, 1996, he was on the bridge of the USS Trepang, a submarine
that was practically underneath TWA Flight 800 when the plane exploded and crashed into the sea. His acquaintance, whose name I won't disclose
because it adds nothing to the story, had called me the night before on a line in my office that had been used to take calls for the TWA 800 Eyewitness
Alliance generated by an ad placed in The Washington Times on August 15, 2000. He shared our views about the cause of the crash, and we had a good
800 Investigators Claim the Official Crash Story Is a Lie. A new film claims the official government report
on the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 is an elaborate fabrication, but the most shocking part of the story is that
charges are being leveled by some of the very investigators who put the report together. Six experts who appear in the
film were members of the National Transportation Safety Board investigation team that concluded the crash was an accident,
but they now claim they were silenced by their superiors. The movies, "TWA Flight 800" will debut on EPIX TV next
month, on the 17-year anniversary of the crash.
investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash. A group of former NTSB investigators
argue in an upcoming documentary that the crash, which occurred off the coast of Long Island in 1996 and killed 230 people,
was not caused by a fuel tank explosion, as the agency said. Investigators from the first probe of doomed TWA Flight 800
called Wednesday [6/19/2013] for a new examination of the tragedy, resurrecting old claims that a missile downed the plane.
to reopen case of downed TWA Flight 800 on new 'explosion evidence'. Six former investigators of the crash of TWA
Flight 800 say they have new evidence that the jumbo jet was brought down by an "external explosion" off Long Island —
and are demanding that the 17-year-old case be reopened. The National Transportation Safety Board and the FBI ignored hundreds
of eyewitness reports, as well as radar data, indicating that a missile downed the JFK-to-Paris flight in 1996, killing all
230 people aboard, the probers said. "We don't know who fired the missile," said Jim Speer, who investigated the
crash for the Air Line Pilots Association. "But we have a lot more confidence that it was a missile."
Filmmaker asserts new evidence on crash of TWA Flight 800. A documentary
on the 1996 explosion that brought down TWA Flight 800 offers "solid proof that there was an external detonation," its co-producer said Wednesday
[6/19/2013]. "Of course, everyone knows about the eyewitness statements, but we also have corroborating information from the radar data, and the
radar data shows a(n) asymmetric explosion coming out of that plane — something that didn't happen in the official theory," Tom Stalcup
told CNN's New Day.
claim jet that crashed over Long Island killing 230 was hit by explosions outside aircraft. A new documentary features
interviews with six whistle-blowers who claim that the official explanation given for the ill-fated Trans World Airline Flight 800
crash in 1996 is wrong. The flight crashed off the coast of Long Island 17 years ago, killing all 230 people on board
in what is the third-deadliest aviation accident in U.S. history. The official explanation given by the National Transportation
Safety Board (NTSB) at the time was that the crash was caused by a gas tank explosion.
Flight 800 investigators break silence in new documentary. A group of whistle-blowers, including a number of aviation
experts, have come forward in a new documentary to claim that the official explanation for the crash of TWA Flight 800 was wrong
and a gas tank explosion did not bring down the flight off the coast of Long Island 17 years ago. However, the six
whistle-blowers, all part of the original investigation team, stopped short of saying the plane was shot down.
Benghazi 'Narrative' Reads Like TWA
800's. [Scroll down] To sustain the lie, however, insiders had to tell more lies still. The FBI would fabricate
a second interview with Witness No. 73 that never took place. The CIA — yes, that CIA — would fabricate a
second interview with Mike Wire that also never took place. NTSB insiders would lie outright about what Joseph Delgado saw,
but the election came and went without anyone even knowing who these people were. In 1996, however, there was no ubiquitous
internet, no Facebook, no YouTube. Fox News came online only later that year. It would have been impossible for any
White House to pull this massive a misdirection off in 2012 so close to home. America would have seen videos of the shoot-down
online before the White House could control the information flow.
TWA Flight 800: 16 Years and Still No
Questions. In the year 2000, investigative reporter James Sanders came to Kansas City to talk about his research into the fate
of TWA flight 800, the plane that crashed into the waters off Long Island on July 17, 1996, sixteen years ago today. Sanders
chose Kansas City because the town had historically been the headquarters for TWA. As a result, many pilots, mechanics, and flight
attendants still lived there. The audience was filled with them. Almost to a person, they believed what he was saying — the
plane had been shot out of the sky.
Investigating the Mystery of
TWA 800. Sunday, July 17th, marked the 15th anniversary of the explosion of TWA Flight 800
off the coast of Long Island, New York at approximately 8:30 p.m., 12 minutes after it left New York's
Kennedy Airport heading for Paris, killing all 230 people aboard. To commemorate this tragic event,
AIM gathered a group of people who have looked into this event, each bringing his own insights and knowledge of
the case to the table.
Video: TWA 800: The Search for the Truth
Mystery of TWA Flight 800 Lives On.
The last active lawsuit seeking to get to the truth of what happened back on July 17, 1996, when TWA 800
blew up off the coast of Long Island, has basically reached the end of the line.
Mystery of TWA Flight 800 Lives
On. [Ray] Lahr is a former Navy pilot, engineer and crash investigator, who spent more than
30 years with United Air Lines, the last 20 of those as a safety representative for the Air Line Pilots
Association. He received the Air Safety Award, the highest honor given by the Air Line Pilots Association,
and was an engineer, who designed and patented the Jeppesen Computer, which is widely used by airline pilots.
Ray Lahr became interested in the case as events unfolded. But he chose to get involved after watching a
CIA-produced animation of the government's scenario of what happened to TWA 800.
The Left's Blind Eye
to the Obvious. Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, the so-called "field commander" of the
Oklahoma City task force, played an even more aggressive role managing the TWA Flight 800 investigation a year
later. The Clintons appear to have rewarded her for her steely performance with the vice-chairmanship of
Fannie Mae, a job for which she had no known credentials. Six years and about $25.6 million in salary
and bonuses later, Gorelick responded to the call of duty once more and took one of five Democratic seats on
the 9-11 commission.
For Exposing Cover-Ups. A journalist who has uncovered evidence of al-Qaeda involvement in the
1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 has been threatened with a lawsuit by
powerful U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Government officials blamed the crash of TWA Flight 800,
which killed 230 people, on a mysterious mechanical malfunction, while the Oklahoma City bombing, which
killed 168, was quickly labeled the work of domestic "right-wing" terrorists. Accuracy in Media has long
maintained that Clinton Administration officials concealed the truth about both incidents.
someone mention The Oklahoma City Bombing?
TWA 800 FOIA Suit Yields Smoking Gun. [Scroll down]
Nor, of course, was there any mention of the video shot on the night of July 17. From the beginning, there has
been ample evidence that an amateur video had been taken of TWA Flight 800's destruction. Although I have not seen
the July 17 video, I have heard from scores, if not hundreds, of credible people who swear they saw it on television
in the first hours after the crash. Some have described it to me and other independent investigators in perfect
More on the missing TWA 800 imagery: This
argument elicited some provocative responses from some very good sources. Let me cite a few. The first one comes
from Atlanta, Georgia. "I, too, can attest to a video broadcast on the night of the Flight 800 tragedy," writes the
correspondent. His wife, a television producer at work that night, phoned him at home and instructed him to turn on
the television. According to this correspondent, the video showed "what appeared to be a missile heading directly
to and connecting with the airliner." The correspondent's brother, an aircraft mechanic with Pratt & Whitney, saw
the tape as well. He immediately stated, "Did you see the missile connect with the plane?'" The correspondent
adds, "After that fateful evening, I have never seen the footage again."
Update — 6/8/2009:
Reopen the TWA Flight 800 Case.
In researching this article I discovered a detail I had missed before. On July 20, 1996, three days after
the crash, the Suffolk County Police went to the high school parking lot where [Joseph] Delgado had been standing and
did a GPS reading of his angle of vision. [Dr. David] Mayer had total access to this information. He
suppressed it. And he was not the only one to suppress information. There is powerful evidence to suggest
that the authorities consciously corrupted the testimony of the three most critical eyewitness to the crash.
TWA Flight 800 Missile Theory. Trans World
Airlines Flight 800 exploded on July 17, 1996 off Long Island killing all 230 passengers. Within days
media reports said over one hundred witnesses indicate a missile hit the jet. However, officials concluded:
"The witness reports and the streak of light are consistent with them having observed Flight 800 in crippled
flight. They're not consistent with a missile." Is that official conclusion consistent with the witness
accounts? All witness sketches of the "streak of light" found in the official report contradict the official
conclusion just quoted. As demonstrated by physicist Thomas Stalcup, the witness sketches show a projectile
heading to the crash in the opposite direction of that flown by Flight 800 in their fields of vision.
Was TWA 800 shot down by a missile?
The Downing of TWA Flight 800. Over the last four
months our investigation into the loss of TWA Flight 800 has produced information far surpassing that contained in
our July 20, 1998 Interim Report to Congress. We can now prove, before a jury or other independent fact-finding
body, that the aircraft was shot down. We can also explain why the Administration covered it up and expose some
of the methods they employed to do so.
Stunning new video of crash site. About a month
ago I received a five-minute long thermal imaging video from a well-placed source, who chooses to remain anonymous. I
made copies for a few key people and solicited their interpretation of what we were looking at. What we concluded, in
fact, is that this extraordinary video has the potential to break the TWA Flight 800 case wide open. The video had
been shot from a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion that had been flying almost directly above TWA Flight 800 when it exploded off the
coast of Long Island on the night of July 17, 1996.
Did TWA 800 Fix Keep Hezbollah Killer Free? On
a Navy diver found one of TWA 800's two bright orange 'black boxes' sitting on the ocean floor as
obvious as the hassock in his living room. Moments later, with the cameras still rolling, a second diver picked up
the other box just as easily and only a few feet away. As the investigation's top priority, the boxes should have
been found almost immediately, especially given their location in 130 feet of water, ten miles off Long Island, with
their 'pingers' still working.
In their innocent delight, the divers off Long Island seemed oblivious to the likelihood
that these recorders had been removed from the site, edited, and put back in place.
Hillary, Where Were You at 3 A.M. on 7/18/96?
Curiously, when Bill did find out about the disaster, he chose not to join [Richard] Clarke and the other agency
representatives in the White House situation room. He remained holed up in the family quarters with you. Did he
stay there because he needed you by his side during this crisis? Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson
and others have confirmed that the president kept to the family quarters.
TWA 800 Ghosts Ground American Airlines. In fact,
however, in its effort to avoid the obvious missile strike, never got beyond rank speculation as to the cause of the
TWA Flight disaster. To make the 'fuel vapors ignited by wiring' theory work, the NTSB needed to establish at least
two critical points. The first was that the fuel-air mixture in the center wing tank was sufficiently volatile that
the least spark could set it off. The second [was that] the aircraft was capable of spontaneously generating that
The Great Media Scandal Keeps Getting Greater.
[James] Sanders has just gotten a big batch of new TWA Flight 800-related documents from the FBI through the Freedom of
Information Act. These documents stem from Sanders' stillborn civil suit against a government that convicted him and
his wife Elizabeth of conspiracy for his reporting on the TWA Flight 800 investigation. In the course of our history, citizens
have received worse treatment at the hand of a generally benign government. But no reporter has been treated more shabbily
at the hand of the media -- ever. In truth, the Clinton years did not bring out the best in the major media.
The Secret Sandy Risked His All For: If
not the most skillful of embezzlers, Samuel 'Sandy' Berger is a far more formidable character than the media would have
us believe. When he made his now storied sorties into the National Archives, he risked his career and his reputation
in so doing, and he knew it. Rest assured, he would not have done so were the secrets to be preserved not worth the
risk of pilfering them. True to form, the major media refuse to even ask the most fundamental question: just
what secrets would justify so much personal exposure.
We are forever changed.
Peering out to sea, scores of people all along the South Shore saw a fireball over the ocean. Many reported
seeing a streak of light — "resembling a flare" — moving upward in the sky in the split second
before the fireball, which seemed to split into two fireballs as it fell toward the water.
Sandy's Secrets: The TWA 800 Cover-up and
9/11. On August 22, 1996, the politically reliable [Jamie] Gorelick met with the FBI brass and
directed their efforts away from any serious terror or missile leads. From this point on, the FBI was
tasked with finding an alternative explanation for the explosive residue found throughout the plane and duly
reported to The New York Times for the previous month. This FBI search culminated in an exculpatory tale
of a sloppy dog-training exercise aboard the Flight 800 plane five weeks before the crash. Though
easily disproved, the story satisfied a painfully incurious media.
NTSB Honcho disowns TWA 800 zoom climb.
Slowly but surely, retired United Airline Capt. Ray Lahr and attorney John Clarke are prying open the can of
worms known as the TWA Flight 800 investigation, and sooner or later the major media will have to take notice.
TWA 800: Down the Memory Hole.
On August 14, 1996, four weeks after the crash of TWA Flight 800, The New York Times confirmed what the White
House feared, namely that America had suffered the most lethal attack on its homeland ever. "Now that
investigators say they think the center fuel tank did not explode," wrote the Times, "they say the only good
explanations remaining are that a bomb or a missile brought down the plane."
The Secret Sandy Risked His All For.
Before the summer Olympics of 1996, in fact, [White House terrorism advisor Richard] Clarke had warned security
planners about the possibility of Islamic terrorists hijacking a 747 and flying it into Olympic Stadium.
Two days before the start of those Olympics, on July 17, Saddam's National Liberation day, with the
U.S Navy on the highest state of alert since the Cuban missile crisis, TWA Flight 800 blew up inexplicably
off the coast of Long Island. The fact that the President was reviewing Bojinka plans soon after the
destruction of TWA Flight 800 makes the versions of those plans with his hand written notes on them all the
Part two of the above article:
Why Bush Justice Rolled Over For Sandy
Berger. The Bush White House is not fully in control of its own Justice Department and FBI.
In truth, the decision to protect Berger may have more to do with saving the Clinton legacy than with
stabilizing the nation.
Lance's Triple Cross blows TWA 800 wide
open. Of all the mainstream reporters writing today on the terror front, none has the cojones
of five-time Emmy Award winner Peter Lance, author of the new book, Triple Cross. ... The most
explosive part of his book deals not with Ali Mohamed, the master spy in question, but with the fate
of TWA Flight 800.
Further advances on TWA 800 front.
The Review author believes that based on the debris field alone: "the Administration would have known within
the first two weeks after the crash that missiles brought down the aircraft." Although prudent in his
accusations, he strongly suspects that the long delay in recovering the cockpit voice recorder and the flight
data recorder indicates that the decision to misdirect the investigation "actually occurred the night of the
disaster." With this conclusion, I fully concur.
Read this if you vote or fly.
Peter Goelz oversaw the NTSB investigation of the downing of TWA Flight 800 in 1996. I attended the
2000 presentation of the NTSB final report, which lasted two days in Crystal City [Arlington], Virginia.
At the very end, a young Jewish fellow, whose name I have forgotten, a member of the NTSB panel, incredibly
dismissed the eyewitness reports of more than 100 people who said they saw a missile trail streak upwards
from the surface of the ocean and hit the aircraft as the collective hallucinations of drunk New
Yorkers — solely based on the time of day and season of the year! I could not believe the
audacity of this position. (Now, I do. They did the same to me.)] At that point, I realized
that the NTSB — under Peter Goelz — was an extremely corrupt organization that was
involved in covering-up the truth — not finding it.
CNN and the disappearing zoom climb: The
zoom climb has fully disappeared. Retired United Airlines Captain Ray Lahr has spent the last five
years of his life battling the CIA and the NTSB to secure the calculations used to determine the nose-less
plane's vertical climb. And after five years of being stonewalled, he learns from CNN that there was no
zoom climb in the first place.
sues over Flight 800 debris. A Massachusetts group has filed a lawsuit to force federal
officials to release information about a piece of debris from Flight 800 that it hopes will show that
a missile downed the plane. Federal investigators have dismissed that explanation as the cause of
the 1996 explosion that killed all 230 people aboard. Instead they concluded that a spark ignited
fuel tank vapors.
Questions Remain 10 Years After Flight
800. Initially, investigators were not sure whether the calamity that killed all 230 people
aboard the flight on July 17, 1996, was caused by a bomb, a missile or mechanical failure. Just
two days before the start of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, it was difficult not to suspect foul play.
A TWA 800 Crash Cover-up? All the
recovered plane debris was pressured washed before it was trucked to the hanger for re-assembly.
Why? If they suspected a bomb or missile, it makes no sense to pressure wash all the debris, before it
was even examined. The FBI was calling the shots!
Was TWA Flight 800 a First Strike By Jihad Terrorists?
Two days after the crash, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch told CNN: "We're looking at somebody who either put a bomb
on it or shot a missile, a surface-to-air missile." Sen. Hatch has yet to explain his early comments.
During the probe, investigators appeared to be trying to have it both ways; the National Transportation Safety
Board (NTSB) was operating under the authority of the FBI, which was involved on the grounds that a crime might
have caused the crash, though FBI investigator James Kallstrom refused to confirm or deny even one shred of
The "Bombing" of TWA 800.
Over five years have passed since the crash of TWA Flight 800 killed 230 people, and now,
at long last, two former high ranking government officials speaking on television have implicitly
disavowed the claim that a fuel-tank explosion caused the destruction of that airplane.
Possible Involvement Of Ron Brown Associate In TWA 800
Disaster: A Geneva lawyer, Gerald Page, alleged in [a Swiss] TV report that [Mohammed Samir]
Ferrat took out life insurance policies worth several million Swiss franks in the weeks before TWA 800
crashed July 17, 1996. ... In early February 1996 U.S. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown led a trade mission
to the Ivory Coast during which he was photographed with Ferrat, [George S.] Henderson and Ivorian
Commerce Minister Angoran Kacou.
Official TWA 800 Findings Challenged.
The TWA Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization, FIRO, has taken the unusual step of filing a petition
with the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, asking for reconsideration of the findings on the probable
cause of the crash of TWA Flight 800. ... Their petition cites as one important example metals of "unknown
origin" that were found in the bodies of many of those who died in the crash on July 17, 1996. The
FBI asked the Brookhaven National Laboratory to analyze pellets found in the bodies. They contained
zirconium and barium, indicative of an incendiary device foreign to a Boeing 747 airliner. The NTSB
acknowledges that the source of these pellets is unknown and that the FBI did not try to determine the source.
TWA 800 — 2007: Four times during the
weekend of January 6/7th, 2007, David Mattingly, a CNN correspondent, aired a 2-hour documentary on the crash
of TWA 800. Unfortunately, Mr. Mattingly has no concept of technical understanding and, as such, he
completely misled his audience by suggesting that commercial airliners are dangerous to fly as their fuel tanks
may explode at any time.
Airline captain adds NSA to TWA
Flight 800 case. More than five years ago, retired United Airline Capt. Ray Lahr
began his FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) petition to discover why TWA Flight 800 blew up
on the night of July 17, 1996, off the coast of Long Island. The powers that be at the
Central Intelligence Agency may have thought they could stall Lahr until he just gave up
or died trying. If so, they didn't know the man.
You should visit Ray Lahr's web site. He
has a number of interesting graphics and video clips that contradict the official explanation
of the crash. The next two items (and the animated graphic) are examples found on his site.
Radar Tape —
March 21, 2004. "TWA800's forward speed as measured by radar would have
decreased to 111 knots during the hypothetical zoom-climb. That just didn't
happen. In fact, the radar detected a slight increase of speed during the
period TWA800 was supposed to be in a zoom-climb. Quite simply, that means
there was no zoom climb."
Proof (by unknown author). "The NTSB factual record of the post explosion trajectory
and the alleged method for its calculation is criminally fraudulent in its entire scope, intent,
Ignores TWA 800. There is no evidence supporting the official claim that the
crash resulted from a spontaneous explosion in the center-wing fuel tank. … A pilot who
observed the accident from an altitude of 8,500 feet says that TWA 800 was a thousand feet below
him when the fuel tank burst into flames, creating a trail of black smoke.
N.Y. Times continues to avoid
TWA 800 connection. Yesterday [8/17/2005], the New York Times reported that State
Department analysts had warned the Clinton administration in July 1996 about the dangers of
Osama bin Laden's impending move to Afghanistan. Deep in the article, the Times
reports that the State Department assessment was "written July 18, 1996." Nowhere
in the article does the Times mentioned what happened the day before.
TWA 800's 'Deep
Throat'. One has to marvel at how fully and conspicuously situational is the
media's affection for whistleblowing. To blow the whistle on a Republican makes one a
hero. Witness the legendary "Deep Throat" or Richard Clarke or the Enron
whistleblowers. To blow the whistle on a Democrat — particularly,
a Clinton — makes one a pariah. Witness the treatment of Linda Tripp
or Kathleen Willey or Paula Jones or the Arkansas State Troopers or the pathologists
who pointed out the inconvenient hole in Ron Brown's head and paid for it
with their careers.
Two More Arrested in
Arms Plot. Two Armenians were busted as part of a multimillion-dollar
plot to ship shoulder-to-air missiles into the United States that could be used by
terrorists to shoot down airplanes, federal authorities announced yesterday [March 18, 2005].
Flight 800: Attacked, destroyed, covered-up. In his
extraordinary new DVD documentary, "Mega Fix," Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Jack
Cashill traces the roots of Sept. 11 to the political exploitation of terror
investigations by the Clinton White House in the desperate 1995-1996 election cycle. This
8-part series began in Oklahoma City and today moves to the coast of Long Island.
Jack Cashill has written six books this decade, one of which, "Hoodwinked," dealt with
literary fraud. He has a Ph.D. in American studies from Purdue
You can read about one of his most recent
TWA 800: Wreckage Missing,
Cases Pending, Eight Years Later. As the eight-year anniversary of the crash
approaches, the first piece of wreckage that radar sites recorded separating from the plane
is missing. Navy divers located and recovered this piece, but the NTSB apparently never
got it. The piece was recorded by multiple FAA radar sites hurling off the right side
of the plane just as it exploded. Its significance cannot be overstated. It was
ejected at apparent supersonic speeds, traveled horizontally 1/2 a mile
(perpendicular to TWA 800's flight path), and landed more than 1/4 mile closer
to JFK airport than can be explained in the official crash scenario.
TWA Flight 800
The TWA 800 Overview: While the NTSB eventually
concluded that the jet had exploded due to mechanical failure, as far as many people are concerned, what truly
happened remains a mystery.
Miller, TWA 800 and the Death of Press Freedom. According to three
media sources – one deep inside NBC on July 17, 1996, when missile-fire
brought the giant 747 down – in the hours after TWA Flight 800 was shot
down a bidding war ensued for a video showing missile-fire bringing down TWA Flight
800. The bidding went above $50,000, at which time, the Fox News team, New York,
was blocked from further bidding. The video ended up in the hands of NBC,
where it was confiscated by the FBI.
William S. Donaldson's letter
to Boeing and TWA regarding TWA-800.
James Kallstrom, the FBI agent
quest for redemption: September 11 had to be a day of agony for James
Kallstrom. He had spent more than 20 years of his FBI career in the
New York City office, the last four of those years as bureau chief. … As the FBI agent
in charge of the TWA 800 investigation starting five years prior, he had had the
opportunity to prevent an event like this from happening. But he did not.
TWA Flight 800 Downed by Missile. [The] most recent
information says the US Navy shot down TWA 800 with a missile they had aimed at a small plane threatening
to crash into the passenger jet.
Shoulder-Fired Missiles Pose Serious
Threat to Passenger Jets. Worldwide, at least 24 civilian aircraft have been brought down
by shoulder-fired missiles, and more than 500 people have been killed. And experts say that
shoulder-to-air missiles can be bought for only a few thousand dollars on the black market. But
U.S. commercial aircraft still have no defense system against these portable missiles.
JFK Aide Pierre
Salinger Dies at 79. Pierre Salinger, a journalist and former press secretary to
President John F. Kennedy, was also a prominent backer of the theory that the 1996 crash of
TWA Flight 800 was caused by a Navy missile. [He] left the United States because
he opposed the presidency of George W. Bush. "He was very upset because he thought
Bush was not fit to be president. He said he would leave if Bush became president and
he did," Mrs. Salinger said.
Was TWA Flight 800 a First Strike By
Jihad Terrorists? It's been seven years since the July 17, 1996, crash of
TWA Flight 800 near Long Island, New York, and the cause remains unknown; the lingering
mystery of one of the nation's worst aviation disasters is now a forgotten media spectacle.
in San Francisco: We are now at a crossroads in American journalism. If
our scenario is correct, the White House knew in 1996 that the use of airplanes by Islamic
terrorists to attack targets in America had gone well beyond the planning stages.
revelation: What the president knew. The most controversial
part of our new book, "First Strike — TWA Flight 800 and the
Attack on America," comes at the end, in Chapter 14, when James Sanders and I argue
that terrorists used a small airplane as a flying bomb to destroy TWA Flight 800. We
further argue that had the truth been told on July 17, 1996, there might not have been
a Sept. 11, 2001.
FBI – A Legend Decays. Without the seeming immunity
granted [to the FBI] by virtue of long-past successes, they would have lost
most of their credibility by the time of the TWA 800 disaster and the mysterious
death of Vincent Foster, and their activities in both these matters would have
been subjected to the most rigorous scrutiny.
The following article was written a few months after the TWA 800 crash, and is especially
interesting because it forecasts the costs passenger profiling, automatic screening, bag matching,
sniffing for explosives and huge delays at airports, long before the September 11 hijackings.
The Cost of Antiterrorist Rhetoric: Nearly five months after the
tragic TWA flight 800 crash, we still do not know whether the 230 people on board were killed by a terrorist act. With 95 percent
of the wreckage recovered, there is little support for the theory that a bomb or missile caused the crash. Nonetheless, the White House
quickly reacted to the incident by immediately implementing several heightened security measures and creating a White House Commission on
Aviation, Safety, and Security (the Gore Commission).
Who knew what, and when? Isaac Yeffet, the former
director of security for El Al Airline [...] has continued to insist that TWA Flight 800 was destroyed as the result of a terrorist
attack, and Yeffet is in a position to know something about terrorism.
does Dick Morris know about TWA 800? On July 15, I was able to
question Morris on Paul Schiffer's excellent Cleveland-area radio show. Although
in his new book Morris refers to TWA 800 as one of three "attacks" in
the "terrorist summer of 1996," he clearly did not want
to talk about this incident on the air.
TWA Flight 800: By the numbers.
Iraqis behind 747's demise?
Evidence is growing that terrorists — possibly orchestrated by Iraq — bear ultimate responsibility
for the demise of TWA Flight 800 in July 1996, according to authors Jack Cashill and James Sanders.
Ex-NTSB honcho tries to torpedo "First Strike".
Jailed author of Flight 800 book vindicated:
Justice Department concedes wrongdoing in case against Journalist James Sanders.
How the New York Times blew its biggest story:
Scooped by the Washington Post on the second biggest political scandal of our time, Watergate, the New York Times had a chance to even the
score. The paper had an all but proprietary lock on the most consequential political cover-up in recent American history, the case
of TWA Flight 800.
No longer an accident! The jury is in
on TWA Flight 800, and the verdict is clear: There is absolutely no evidence of either a mechanical failure, or of a bomb
planted in the fuselage. Indeed, all available evidence suggests the explosive event that destroyed the ill-fated airliner
in 1996 was caused by a terrorist group called the Islamic Change Movement.
Seeking New Light On TWA Flight 800: The deadliest U.S. airline
disaster prior to the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon was the July 17, 1996, midair explosion that destroyed TWA
Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, N.Y. Six years later, while the official investigation has been closed (or forever forgotten
in "inactive pending" status), the nature of the explosion that killed the 230 passengers of the Paris-bound jumbo jet is very much on
the radar of independent investigators.
New book reveals evidence of terrorism in downing of TWA Flight
800: "First Strike" uncovers substantial new information, including a terrorist connection, about the fate of
TWA Flight 800.
Official TWA 800 Findings Challenged:
Metals of "unknown origin" were found in the bodies of many of those who died in the crash. The FBI asked the Brookhaven National
Laboratory to analyze pellets found in the bodies. They contained zirconium and barium, indicative of an incendiary device foreign
to a Boeing 747 airliner. The NTSB acknowledges that the source of these pellets is unknown and that the FBI did not try to
determine the source.
TWA 800 and official lies: The
news media should be demanding that the government identify the armada revealed by the radar and explain what it was doing.
Those with the most clout didn't cover the news conference. They haven't learned Waco's important lesson -- the bigger the
crime, the bigger the cover-up. C-SPAN covered the three-hour news conference live, showing the public how the establishment
media cheat them by ignoring very important news.
Why did Al Gore really drop out? After the
events of Sept. 11, the story of how Al Gore helped subvert the investigation into TWA 800 and undermine airport
security may well have been part of the calculus that put Al Gore out of the race.
TWA 800 controversy heats up.
Silenced no more!
Intelligence professionals feel betrayed. The lawlessness of the Clinton administration is ignored. The
potential for continued corruption of the intelligence apparatus is significant as long as the cancer
TWA Flight 800: The cover-up
begins to unravel. Flight 800 is mostly an ugly memory for people these days. The U.S.
government issued an explanation that a fuel tank had somehow exploded. Yet, they flatly denied any evidence
existed of foul play, including the possibility that Flight 800 had been blown out of the air by a missile. All
but a few journalists accepted the government's version of events. Few bothered to investigate the numerous
eyewitnesses, the radar records and the physical evidence that all suggested a strikingly different explanation
of Flight 800's untimely demise. And those few who did question the government's version were made to look
like fools or, worse, thrown in jail and prosecuted as criminals for meddling in an official investigation.
A new book on this subject seems quite credible:
Flight 800 and the Subversion of Justice by Jack Cashill.
hypotheses, Part 1.
hypotheses, Part 2.
of a cover-up: How could a conspiracy
of such magnitude occur in modern America and why would the government and the
media allow the conspirators to "get away with this"? A good question. The
answer can be traced to two variables — one a person, Bill Clinton, the
other a date, 1996. Everything else derives from the two. Our
liberal allies in this cause would rather not hear this — and their support is all
the more honorable for its lack of political reinforcement — but the story makes no
sense without this understanding.
CNN Has Two Black Eyes. CNN
twice scheduled a program to examine evidence that TWA flight 800 was shot down by missiles. Twice they
cancelled their guest, once giving his spot to one of the government's chiefs of the cover-up. Thanks to the
Internet, many people knew of the evidence and wanted to see the CNN program. They now know that CNN is not
concerned to provide hard-hitting news.
CNN kills Cashill interview after feds
decline to go on "The Point". Hours before the broadcast, after the studio was already set up, Cashill
got a call from the show's producer telling him his appearance was scrapped because Jim Hall, ex-chairman of the
National Transportation Safety Board would not go on the show with him. "Someone upstairs told her that responsible
journalism means I can't appear on the show without a counter balance," explains Cashill. "But, ironically, it's
OK for Jim Hall to appear by himself."
Naturally, Mr. Cashill sees this as
collapse of American journalism: The call came in from CNN a few hours before show time. I was
not to appear on "The Point" with Greta Van Susteren to discuss TWA 800. I can't say that I was surprised.
critic dies of brain tumor: William Donaldson was expert
in aircraft crashes.
fight goes on: Bill Donaldson eulogy.
Detailed list of other Missile Sightings around
There seems to have been
a coverup. Media silence. Selective reporting.
Some unexplained cause. Unanswered
questions. A shoe bomber?
appear in fuel-tank charade.
A central figure is Jack Cashill,
an expert on TWA Flight 800, which may have been shot down.
happened to TWA Flight 800?
There seems to be some
controversy about a shoulder launched missile.
Flight 800 was "shot down". Investigator makes his case in Washington.
Where Are You on TWA Flight 800?
keep voice recorder data hush-hush.
4 seconds: Exclusive: Cashill and Sanders question if feds hid recorder data.
evidence of missile attack: New video
documentary makes compelling case for shootdown.
Order Hides TWA 800 Evidence.
Departure": Geoff Metcalf interviews
veteran journalist Christine Negroni about TWA Flight 800
evidence of missile attack: Metal plume seen
emerging from side of doomed airliner.
testifies to Congress: Donaldson not encouraged by his reception.
called conspiracy theorist. NTSB denies cover-up of plane crash cause.
Stinger chief suspect.
missile parts hidden away? New evidence of cover-up found by investigator.
there proof of missile? Investigator releases new evidence.
there a government cover-up? Former naval officer says airliner
brought down by missile.
government stopped probers: Journalist, wife convicted of tampering with evidence.
out FBI's Red Herring: St. Louis dog exercise exposed as a diversion.
Exposing FBI's red herring,
part 2: From day one, despite ample eyewitness testimony and troubling FAA radar data, federal
authorities suppressed virtually all talk of a missile. When, however, it was revealed that explosive
residue was found on the plane, the authorities had to at least allow for the possibility of an explosive
device. For a variety of reasons, none of them related to the evidence, those in charge preferred a
bomb to a missile.
incredible shrinking climb.
open letter to John Ashcroft.
of the TWA 800 cover-up?
and Anthrax: Another TWA 800 in the Making? The FBI's
anthrax probe is looking like a repeat of its bungled "investigation" into
the crash of TWA Flight 800. The bureau locked itself into a theory that an
exploding fuel tank caused the crash. It strained to ignore hundreds of
credible eyewitness accounts that showed that in all probability a missile
had destroyed the aircraft in midflight.
Other sources of information about TWA Flight 800:
Your first stop should be TWA800.com
Many of the articles mentioned above appear on World Net Daily.
More TWA Flight 800 Articles by Jack Cashill.
Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization: Another excellent web site.
TWA 800 Section at Newsmax
The Crash of TWA Flight 800
The Flight 800 Investigation Papers
TWA Flight #800
Plane Truth: A Private Investigator's Story
TWA-800 Page at Free Republic
TWA-800 Page at Press-Enterprise
TWA-800 Page at Newsday
TWA Flight 800 Disaster: Cover-up?
TWA Flight 800 Information Center
TWA-800 Page at American Patriot Friends Network
TWA Flight 800 Was 'Shot Down'
Cap Parlier's TWA-800 Page
Here's another TWA 800 page.
Other TWA 800 web sites listed by Aviation Safety Network.
Many more links
pertaining to TWA 800. Some of them are broken links, but it's well worth a visit.
Big page of links pertaining to TWA 800.
TWA 800 - Missile Website Roadmap: Another huge list of web sites.
The U.S. Navy's
Side of the Story
More and more often, when a disaster occurs, government spokesmen quickly assure everyone that the event
was just an "isolated incident". Sometimes this
happens suspiciously soon, as in the case of American Airlines Flight 587, which crashed in New York City
two months after the September 11 attacks. Federal officials went on TV within a couple of hours
after the crash to claim that it was not a terrorist act. After any other crash, it has taken as
long as a year to learn the official cause.
The incident leaves a lot of unanswered questions, but there are also un-asked questions, because
the mainstream news media apparently isn't interested in questioning the government's official version of what
happened. I find this very frustrating. The "mainstream" news media seems to have suspended all
skepticism and critical thinking, repeated the official explanation of the crash, and has swept the whole thing
under the carpet. And these days, anyone who disagrees with the government and the news media is
considered quite a kook.
Many people are beginning to wonder if the July 4th  shooting at the L.A. Airport was an
isolated incident. Was the Oklahoma City bombing
an isolated incident? Can any plane crash, explosion or attack on a crowd of people be considered an
isolated incident these days?
Richard Reid "Shoe Bomber No. 2"? Some experts
believe Flight 587 was downed by Shoe Bomber No. 1.
Additional notes from The Editor:
American 587 crashed before
the Richard Reid "Shoe
Bomber" incident. The screening of airline passengers did not include checking
everyone's shoes when American 587 crashed. If the same event occurred today
in New York City, is there any chance that any cause could be officially
ruled out in a few minutes? Of course not.
The official cause of the crash was, as I understand it, that the pilot flew the tail
off of the plane by responding to the turbulence left by another plane that had been
in the area two minutes earlier. I'm not a pilot, but it seems to me that (1) if
turbulence is that much of a problem, there would be crashes at DFW airport every day,
because DFW frequently has departures less than two minutes apart, and (2) if it was possible to
break off the tail by overuse of the rudders, a test pilot would have discovered this
at the factory several years earlier, and (3) the engines ordinarily do not fall off
an airplane as a result of turbulence.
If the official explanation were true — and I'm saying it isn't —
be impossible, and the Blue Angels couldn't fly
The Air Force has done experiments with Minimum Interval Takeoff in
which large, heavy aircraft take off at 15-second intervals from the same runway. Somehow they all make it into the sky without great
difficulty. This alone disproves the official explanation of the crash of American 587.
Remember, at that moment in history — just two months after the September 11th attacks — the
United States was one plane crash away from a full-scale economic depression. It was vital to the
economy that this incident was not portrayed in the news media as an act of terrorism, whether it really was
or not. That seems to be the most likely motivation for a coverup — the belief that the
general public (that is, the economy) wouldn't have been able to handle such bad news.
America's Second-Deadliest Plane Crash. The second-deadliest plane crash in American
history took place just two months after 9/11, when American Airlines Flight 587 to Santo Domingo
plummeted almost immediately after taking off from JFK, killing 265 passengers, crew members, and
people on the ground. Ten years later, despite the magnitude of this disaster, it has been largely
forgotten, overshadowed by the immensity of 9/11.
man downed U.S. Plane, CSIS told. "Farouk the Tunisian" was involved,
according to al-Qaeda, but officials insist the crash was accidental. Canadian
Security Intelligence Service agents were told during five days of interviews with a
captured al-Qaeda operative that Abderraouf Jdey, a Canadian citizen also known as
Farouk the Tunisian, had downed [American 587] with explosives
on Nov. 12, 2001.
Illegals, Sabotage, and Security. [Scroll down] Two months later,
November 12, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 (an Airbus A300-600) crashed in Belle Harbor, NY amid very unusual circumstances.
The tail and rudder and both engines separated in-flight. Terrorism or sabotage were quickly downplayed and ruled out. "All
indications at this time are that this is an accident", stated the rookie Chairman, Marion Blakey, even before the flight recorders had
U.S.Read's Flight 587 Preliminary Report, Part 6.
It is impossible to reconcile the witness statements with the NTSB's conclusions about AA 587. If the other evidence
available to investigators — the debris field, tollbooth video, radar data, CVR, DFDR, cockpit warnings, Air Traffic Control
tapes — were in conflict with the eyewitness statements then the NTSB's conclusions would have a strong foundation.
However, the bulk of evidence corroborates the eyewitness statements — leaving the NTSB's conclusions on a very dubious foundation.
Be sure to visit
U.S.Read's Flight 587 Page
made an Airbus rudder snap in mid-air? At 35,000 feet above the Caribbean, Air
Transat flight 961 was heading home to Quebec with 270 passengers and
crew. At 3.45 pm last Sunday [3/6/2005], the pilot noticed something
very unusual. His Airbus A310's rudder – a structure 28 feet
high – had fallen off and tumbled into the sea. In the world
of aviation, the shock waves have yet to subside.
of Flight 587: The investigation seems to focus on the possibility that wake
turbulence from a 747 jumbo jet which had taken off just minutes before Flight 587 had
caused the damage to the plane and caused the crash. What is confusing to most
knowledgeable aircraft investigators is that this is completely impossible. It is
not possible for any type of turbulence to rip off the tail of an airplane, and then have
it go out of control in such a way that both engines would also fall off.
The Mystery of Flight 587 (Part B).
[Scroll down to reader comments] "I also don't buy the idea that the crash could have been caused by wake
turbulence. As a B-47 pilot in the Strategic Air Command I made several minimum interval take-offs
following one or more other B-47's with 15 to 30 seconds between airplanes. For several years SAC
routinely made these training maneuvers. While the turbulence made for a pretty hairy take-off we never
had any structural damage to the following aircraft."
Why Did American Airlines 587
Crash? American Airlines 587 crashed soon after taking off from New York's
Kennedy International Airport on Nov. 12, 2001, killing 265 people. Coming just two
months after 9/11, this disaster raised a specter of renewed terrorism attacks, yet investigators
quickly dismissed the possibility of foul-play.
From By-the-Book Pilot
to the AA587 Fall Guy. Before the Airbus accident, nearly all pilots believed that as long as
an airplane was flying at or below the maneuvering speed, nothing they could do would break it. That
belief was universal in part because it was so logical. After all, what would be the point of
publishing a "maneuvering speed" if it were not a safe speed for maneuvering?
Why Did American Airlines 587
Crash? Given the U.S. government's record of preferring not to call a terrorist act by its
rightful name -- and especially its shameful reluctance to do so in the case of EgyptAir 990,
brushing aside the truth in deference to Egyptian sensibilities -- I have had my suspicions about
the accidental nature of AA 587's crash. ... But now comes a wisp of evidence to suggest that
AA 587's demise was in fact not an accident but an operation carried out by Al-Qaeda. ... AA 587's
crash preceded Richard Reid's attempted bombing by over a month, so the heightened alert for shoe bombs was
not yet in place when AA 587 went down. ... If AA 587 did go down in an act of suicide bombing, it
means that there was at least one major terrorist success on the U.S. homeland after 9/11.
An Improbable Probable Cause.
In all likelihood, the truth of AA 587 will never be fully discovered. The same apathy the NTSB
showed in their analysis of the tollbooth videos was seen throughout their investigation — in areas
that might have led them down a different path. They missed or evaded the clues that pointed to the
initiating event (most likely a fire/explosion). The only hope that may remain is if enough family
members petition Congress for an independent re-investigation of AA 587.
U.S.Read's Flight 587 Preliminary
Report: The pilot was not battling wake turbulence (although he may have thought he was) but
the effects of an event inside the aircraft, which occurred at least 8 seconds before the tail
separated. The NTSB's Human Performance Group, operating under the assumption that the pilot was
reacting to wake turbulence, stated that the turbulence was "barely perceptible", not typical, and entirely
inconsistent with the very aggressive series of control inputs by the pilot.
The initiating event was
very likely an explosion or fire onboard the aircraft that occurred no later than the time of the
2nd alleged wake encounter — when the pilot began his aggressive control inputs. Dozens of
eyewitnesses who saw the tail separate reported an explosion or fire which preceded tail separation.
American 587: The Ghost of
TWA 800. The FBI came out within a half hour of the incident to say there was no apparent
terrorism, just a mechanical plane failure. Larry Klayman's Judicial Watch quickly issued a press release
slamming the FBI for its snap assessment. Whatever you may think of Judicial Watch, on this one it batted
a home run. How could any reasonable person come to any conclusion on this crash so fast?
NBC's Robert Hager — NTSB
prostitute? The actions of government officials constitute evidence. We need not know
precisely what brought AA587 down to know when a cover-up is unfolding before our eyes on national
television. When senior federal officials race to media microphones and begin chanting, even before fire
and police have put out flames and began interviewing witnesses and looking for evidence, the American public
can be assured a cover-up is in progress.
The Crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in
Queens: Hard scientific evidence proves the United States government is desperately trying to
mislead the American public. The notion that the residual wake turbulence from a jumbo one and a half
miles in front of American Airlines Flight 587, could have torn its vertical stabilizer off, is
absurd. If that were even remotely possible, most of the world's fleet of "heavy" jets would have
crashed years ago.
[If the other jet was two minutes ahead of Flight 587, it would have to be at least five or six miles away,
not "one and a half."]
Witness Tampering Alleged in
Flt. 587 Probe. A group of eyewitnesses to the Nov. 12  crash of American Airlines
Flight 587 are charging that the National Transportation Safety Board has engaged in deliberate cover-up;
complaining that investigators have ignored their accounts of a fiery midair explosion and even tried to
persuade some of them to change their story.
Witnesses: AA Flight 587 Was
on Fire Before Crash. A staggering 181 eyewitnesses told investigators that they saw American
Airlines Flight 587 on fire before it plunged into a Far Rockaway, N.Y., neighborhood moments after it took
off from Kennedy airport … killing all 260 people aboard.
Shoebomber: American Airlines Flight 587. The
plane exploded in midair over New York's Jamaica Bay. The Bush administration has announced the FBI
believes Flight 587 did explode in midair and is working to determine the cause. The FBI has
a video tape of this plane exploding in mid air and refuses to release it to the public.
U.S.Read's Flight 587 Preliminary
Report, Part 1: The NTSB Hypothesis -- Is The Basic Premise Flawed?
U.S.Read's Flight 587 Preliminary
Report, Parts 2 and 3: In contrast to NASA's Shuttle investigation, how did the NTSB search for
and identify debris from FL587? The debris field from FL587 covered, at most, a few square miles on land
and in Jamaica Bay. Did the NTSB conduct a thorough search for the debris comparable to the effort in
the Shuttle Columbia investigation? Did they generate a list of every piece of debris found away from the
crash site? Did they photograph this debris? The answer to all these questions is "no".
U.S.Read's Flight 587 Preliminary Report,
Part 4: The Tollbooth Video and the FBI's "Ongoing Investigation". No party outside the FBI
and NTSB has yet to see the original video. Also, notice that the government sometimes calls this an
accident investigation, and at other times it is considered a criminal investigation.
New York City Council
Hearings on Flight 587. The commonality in this particular case is that there
was evidently fire, of some type, on the starboard (right) side of the aircraft, aft (back)
of the wing, and we have witnesses here today that saw that. The NTSB is in great
danger right now of working backward toward the answer they decided the day the
Suspicious Facts About Recent NY Airline Crash. Experts cite evidence that the
recent airline crash in New York was no accident despite "official" government pronouncements.
Flight 587 Witnesses
Blast Feds. New Yorkers who believe they saw American Airlines Flight 587
explode in flames before its tail sheared off have accused crash investigators of ignoring
their eyewitness accounts and prematurely ruling out a terrorist attack.
The Crash of Flight 587: I believe
that a bomb or missile took down this aircraft and that it was a terrorist act. As I have shown with TWA
800 when you get a lot of eyewitnesses saying basically the same thing you have got to take them seriously.
Flight 587 crash was no accident.
American Airlines Flight 587, which came apart in the air over Long Island and crashed into homes in Rockaway,
N.Y., was not an accident. The tail section and two engines do not fall off by accident.
Here we go again. The
National Transportation Safety Board has a story and it's sticking to it no matter what. The
government agency claims American Airlines Flight 587 just fell apart in the sky inexplicably
Nov. 12,  over Belle Harbor, New York. No explosions. No evidence of
sabotage. There's just one problem with the explanation. The NTSB is ignoring,
once again, eyewitness reports to the contrary.
Flight 587 - 2003 Update: The day of the
crash, Chairman Blakey's comment that "all indications are that this is an accident" clearly showed the U.S.
Government's bias. We believe that this bias, this rush to judgment, guided the NTSB down the
wrong investigative path that saw them ignore the witnesses and at times discredit them. They have also
misinterpreted the flight recorders and most of the other evidence.
News articles about American 587
Numerous other articles about American 587.
Crash Experts: Feds Too Quick to
Rule Out Terror. Government officials should not be so quick to assure Americans that the crash
of American Airlines Flight 587 was not a terrorist act, two longtime investigators of past plane
tragedies have told NewsMax.com. Further, a former
government inspector says regardless of whether Monday's crash was an accident or terrorism, it indicates a
American 587: Manipulation
of the Public Mind for Political Purpose. If a bomb brought down the plane, it is an answer that
would destroy what is left of the airline industry, plunging the economy into a deep recession, perhaps a
depression, during a war for national survival.
Video Interview with Witness Kenny
Good: Kenny Good witnessed the departure of both engines and the vertical stabilizer only a few
seconds from impact. At least six seconds after the Flight Data Recorder stopped recording.
Attack at LAX: The Clock
Struck 13: Tell us the truth. And if you don't have people who can tell the truth, or even
recognize the truth, get some who can before it's too late and we lose all confidence in our government and our media.
Over 180 Witnesses Saw Midair Fire
Before Flight 587 Crashed: Most of the eyewitnesses to last November's crash of American Airlines
Flight 587 have told investigators they saw fire and/or smoke aboard the doomed plane before it plummeted into
a residential neighborhood in Rockaway, N.Y., the National Transportation Safety Board announced on Tuesday [6/4/2002].
587 by "The Wave" Editor: Soon after the crash, the NTSB proclaimed the crash an accident,
removing the FBI from the investigative process. Who made that decision and why was it made so quickly?
Flight 587 Update - Tears and
Tales by Howard Schwach: [W]e are becoming increasingly convinced wake turbulence and pilot over
control are highly questionable theories.
587 Witnesses Speak Out At "Wave" Sponsored Meeting
Implicated In Lockerbie Bombing: A former associate of Abu Nidal has claimed the dead terrorist
leader was responsible for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, casting doubt on the official explanation of the attack.
for the Truth About Lockerbie. Synopsis: Pan Am Flight 103 was shot down
over Lockerbie in an act of revenge for the Airbus civilian airliner that was shot down by the
USS Vincennes a few months before Lockerbie and before the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war.
there a deal with Iran over Lockerbie bombing? [Scroll down] The one aspect of the inquiry that never made sense to me, as
someone who has closely followed the Lockerbie case from the outset, was why Western investigators were so keen to overlook the activities of
the PFLP bomb-making cell in Germany, which was caught red-handed making exactly the same kind of bomb — packed in a Toshiba radio
cassette recorder — that brought down Pan Am flight 103. I was told repeatedly that there was no DNA or other evidence
to link the cell with the bombing, while there was certainly enough to implicate Libya and Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the Libyan intelligence
officer eventually convicted of the crime.
about Pan Am 103.
held Syrian militants responsible for Lockerbie bombing. The CIA secretly held Syrian militants, rather than Libya, responsible for the
Lockerbie bombing, according to newly unearthed testimony from a former US spy in the Middle East. Dr Richard Fuisz said in a sworn deposition in
2001 that he was told by up to 15 senior Syrian officials that the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC)
had carried out the attack.
Prior Knowledge of Sept. 11 Not Just Urban
Legend: "What are you looking at?" asked the schoolteacher as she approached one of her freshman
students. The boy, a young Palestinian, seemed captivated as he stared out the window across Brooklyn
toward the lower downtown area of Manhattan. "Do you see those two buildings?" he asked while pointing
toward the World Trade Center. "They won't be standing there next week." It was noon,
Sept. 6, 2001.
Be sure to visit U.S. Read, a web site which specializes in Flight 587 information.
There is a huge section about American Airlines Flight 587 at www.TWA800.com.
"For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth;
to know the worst, and to provide for it."
— Patrick Henry
An attack on American 612: The TWA 800 scenario almost happened again!
What really happened to AA Flight
612. What makes the evidence particularly compelling is that the
pilots apparently saw what the radar was reporting:
ATC: Flare or a rocket?
AA 612: It looked more like a rocket.
ATC: American 612, how far away was it from your position?
AA 612: It was about half way between us and the coastline
when we first called that last center guy.
More on Possible Surface to
Air Missile Attempt Against Passenger Aircraft. Just as suddenly as
the story was broadcast, it seemed to have disappeared from the media.
A more recent incident that may or may not be related
Pentagon can't explain apparent mystery launch
off California. Col. Dave Lapan, a spokesman for the Pentagon, said Tuesday morning [11/9/2010]
authorities are "still trying to find out what that contrail off the coast of southern California was caused
by, whether it was commercial, whatever reasons there might be."
The California Mystery Missile. The
Internet is buzzing with speculation about the mysterious missile launch that occurred off the coast of
southern California on Monday night. The launch was highly visible from land, and captured on news
cameras, immediately ruling out swamp gas and mass hysteria as likely explanations. NORAD and NORTHCOM
assured the media there was no threat, and the event was not a launch by a foreign power. However, the
Pentagon would not confirm this assessment, and stated it had no idea who launched the missile.
missile launched off coast of California caught on tape. Found: a massive ballistic
missile streaking across the sky off the coast of California last night. Anyone want to claim it?
Because the U.S. military says it's not theirs.
'Confident' Missile Shot Off Los Angeles Not From Foreign Military. A video that appears to
show a missile launch off the coast of California is so far "unexplained" by anyone in the military, a
Pentagon spokesman told reporters Tuesday morning, but officials say it does not consider the event a threat
to the homeland. A military official told Fox News that the U.S. military is closer to getting an
answer and hopes to have a statement soon.
'missile' launch in US: the theories. Doug Richardson, the editor of Jane's Missiles and Rockets,
said it might have been a Standard interceptor, the anti-missile weapon which is fitted to the US Navy's Aegis
guided-missile cruisers as part of the American missile defence programme. He said: "It's a solid
propellant missile, you can tell from the efflux [smoke] but they're not showing enough of the tape to show
whether it's staging [jettisoning its sections]."
Did China Send a Shot Across America's Bow With
the CA "Mystery Missile"? Baffling the mainstream media and the US Government was the apparent
launch of the "Mystery Missile" just offshore of Los Angeles, CA, Monday Nov. 8th, 2010 around 5 pm.
The best explanation claimed an apparent solo rocket trail was actually the contrail from a multi-engine commercial
aircraft. Upon examining the video, this explanation seems flimsy. Instead, many experts say footage
shows the chemical exhaust of a very large missile. After the Government had no explanation, certain military
experts said the rocket might have been launched from a Chinese sub to possibly send a message to Barack.
If this is true, America is in even more danger than any could have guessed even weeks ago.
L.A. contrail a
missile launch? Retired general thinks so. [Scroll down] In my opinion, there is absolutely
no doubt that what was captured on video off the coast of California was a missile launch, was clearly observed
by NORAD, assessed by a four-star general within minutes, and passed to the president immediately. That
is the way the system works, and heads fall if there is a failure. This is one of the most important
tenets of national defense and its sole purpose of protecting the American people. Even the smallest
failure in this system gets intense scrutiny at the highest level. Now, the question that still must
be answered is why NORAD's muted response was simply that North America was not threatened, and later our
government approved the lame excuse that the picture recorded was simply an aircraft leaving a contrail.
This decision was made far above the four-star level, and because the system in place demands it, was made by
the president himself.
KAL Flight 007:
Until now I had not put anything on this web site about KAL 007 because I thought the whole story
had been told and the "common knowledge" about the case was probably true. Then I saw this article
on the Accuracy in Media web site, a trusted source.
Hold Russia Accountable
For KAL 007 Shootdown. Twenty-five years have gone by with little thought for Congressman Larry McDonald,
22 children under the age of 12 years, and the rest of the 269 passengers and crew of Boeing 747 Korean
Airlines Flight 007. This is the aircraft shot down by the Soviets just west of Sakhalin Island in the
international waters of the Tatar Straits on September 1, 1983. A first in the documented history of
air flight occurred. This became a designated crash site at sea with a declaration of "no survivors," but
also with no bodies, body parts or tissues, and no luggage on the surface of the sea, and none of the above under
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