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If you like, jump ahead to the American 587 section.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Flight 800: By the numbers.
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.
honcho tries to torpedo "First Strike".
author of Flight 800 book vindicated: Justice Department
concedes wrongdoing in case against Journalist James Sanders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Editor's Notes:
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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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