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  • reuters-6-2-00
    Erickson as saying Erickson estimated the cost of providing every commercial airport in the country with equipment to make inert all aircraft tanks including wing tanks at about 1 6 billion the Post said Making only the more vulnerable center tanks inert alone would cost less she told the paper The bottom line is it s a lot cheaper than the advisory committee that first looked at this thought she said As a result of the July 17 1996 explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 that killed 230 people the National Transportation and Safety Board in December 1996 issued an urgent recommendation that center fuel tanks be modified in some way to prevent the buildup of explosive vapors In the case of TWA 800 the NTSB has determined that fumes in the Boeing 747 s nearly empty center fuel tank exploded although no ignition source has yet been found The plane exploded over the Atlantic Ocean about 12 minutes after it took off from New York s John F Kennedy International Airport on a flight to Paris Pumping an inert gas such as nitrogen into aircraft tanks before takeoff would render them safe during the initial climb to higher

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  • reuters-6-2a-00
    U S and Canadian investigators are also studying whether wiring malfunctions might have caused the crashes of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 and Swissair Flight 111 in 1998 All 230 people aboard the TWA Boeing 747 100 that crashed off Long Island New York on July 17 1996 died The Swissair MD 11 crash off Nova Scotia on Sept 2 1998 killed all 229 people on board The paper said NASA had put a hold on space shuttle flights last September because damaged wiring was found throughout the agency s aircraft An exposed wire caused a short circuit during the launch of the shuttle Columbia last summer Similar flaws were later found elsewhere on Columbia and on the Endeavor and Discovery shuttles The research group will become the focal point for wire safety technology in the U S Moore s memo says according to the USA Today report This group will be responsible for ensuring that federal research is coordinated and communicated in a timely way to improve safety for air space and other areas where aging wiring is a safety issue it said The group s first meeting is set for Wednesday Moore told the paper in an interview

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  • reuters-6-4-00
    with the Clinton administration s efforts at relaxing and improving relations with Iran it added Iran vowed the skies would rain blood after the USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air flight in July 1988 killing 290 It was widely assumed at first that Tehran ordered the destruction of the Pan Am airliner with Syrian sponsored help Behbahani who said he had lost a power struggle in Tehran was arrested then escaped told the CBS producer he was responsible for the Lockerbie attack The producer said It all began he says when he proposed the job along with a blueprint to Ahmed Jabril the radical Palestinian terrorist Jabril replied by saying he agreed with the plan and that he sent a list of requirements which included explosives and other things that he needed in order for the operation to be carried out The producer added He Behbahani said after that we proceeded by bringing in a group of Libyans into Iran and training them at a special site which was called the Lavison School for a period of 90 days and he was very proud to also mention that the bomb was so very sophisticated that it required that kind of intensive training Robert Baer a former CIA terrorism expert tested Behbahani for the CBS program with a control question which no one outside the intelligence community could have known He answered correctly Baer who worked on the CIA s Lockerbie inquiry told CBS He s the only person that has tied Libya and Iran into Pan Am 103 into the Lockerbie bombing This is the first authoritative source that I ve ever heard that connected the two countries together It was always a mystery Baer said The CIA for about 6 to 7 months accepted the hypothesis that Iran

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  • brennan-6-7-00
    a verified report from another aircraft which said they saw what looked like a missile streaking towards them in the same area where the TWO 800 downing took place Nobody disputed it because the evidence that something had shot up towards the plane was overwhelming and confirmed by radio traffic between the plane s pilots and ground control during the moments it was happening So what does Kallstrom do to get rid of this inconvenient fact Why he tells the imbeciles that there were meteor showers in the area at the time and that s what the pilots probably saw streaking up and over thee aircraft Remember the object was going up while in meteor showers the meteors go down Showers rain or meteor do tend to go in a downward direction or we d all have to carry umbrellas upside down To heck with the law of gravity In Kallstrom s strange world everything apparently goes up Call it Kallstrom s New Law of Aerodynamics In a May 26th statement by Reed Irvine of Accuracy in Media the dead plane rising theory was further exploded by the revelation that the CIA s computerized simulations were based on what a key eyewitness said he saw The problem is that the witness never said any such thing Here s what Accuracy in Media s courageous Reed Irvine wrote last week The recently released FBI reports of their interviews of eyewitnesses to the downing of TWA Flight 800 contain enough dynamite to blow the lid off the FBI NTSB CIA DOD cover up of the cause of the crash of TWA Flight 800 on July 17 1996 The FBI wouldn t even let the NTSB investigators see these reports for a long time When they finally sent copies of 756 eyewitness reports to the NTSB they were in great disarray causing a further delay in their release to the public The NTSB recently made them available together with related documents on a CD ROM These can now be found on Cmdr William S Donaldson s web site www TWA800 com This is a treasure trove for anyone interested in getting the truth about the TWA 800 crash Hundreds of eyewitnesses saw TWA Flight 800 crash off the southern coast of Long Island and what they saw was widely reported by the print and electronic media at the time The FBI took control of the investigation and refused to let the NTSB interview eyewitnesses No eyewitnesses were permitted to testify at the NTSB public hearing on the TWA crash in Dec 1997 and the FBI would not permit any discussion of the 244 eyewitness reports it had shared with the CIA The CIA used them to produce a video simulation of the crash James Kallstrom who headed the FBI investigation said the questioning of eyewitnesses would have the unintentional effect of undermining the CIA s work In other words don t let the facts interfere with their conclusions Now the CIA s work

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  • reed-6-1-00
    go to Bill Donaldson s web site www twa800 com and check out the FBI eyewitness reports recently released by the NTSB and appendix FF which was attached The appendix is the transcript of a meeting at which a CIA analyst explained how he hit upon the idea of discrediting nearly all of those bothersome eyewitnesses by claiming that all they saw was the burning plane which they mistook for a missile You will find that the CIA claims to have relied heavily on the statement given to the FBI by Michael Wire eyewitness 571 who the analyst said is one of the few people who saw the entire event And what he saw the analyst says is the noseless plane climbing 3000 feet and then plunging into the ocean Michael Wire s FBI 302 does not support this claim and he told me that the CIA had never discussed this with him He said that if they ever do he will tell them that he saw what he at first thought was cheap fireworks rising from the other side of a house near the beach about 900 feet in front of him The reason he said cheap fireworks was because it zigzagged He said that as it went out to sea he lost sight of it for a few seconds and the next thing he saw was a large fireball that immediately plunged into the ocean at about a 30 degree angle He believes that what he saw was a missile that hit TWA Flight 800 and blew it up That Mr Westin is the witness that the CIA analyst said was driving their analysis Do you get the impression that someone is lying Your report was very condescending toward experienced intelligent and dedicated individuals like Bill Donaldson who have put enormous amounts of time and energy into trying to find the truth about the crash They are countering the lies told by the sources the media rely on for their information That is why I say that the media for the most part have abandoned investigative reporting and are practicing mouthpiece journalism They report whatever they are told by the official sources they rely upon for their stories That makes life much more simple and comfortable for them They mouth the government line that there was no evidence that a missle struck the plane disregarding the evidence provided by 260 eyewitnesses It would never occur to a mouthpiece journalist to dig into the records where they would find contrary to official claims that traces of explosive residue were found both inside the plane and on the leading edge of the right wing The traces inside the plane were explained with a story that a test with an explosive sniffing dog had been made on this aircraft in St Louis and that explained the residue Those who probed deeper found that the test was performed on a different plane Part of the wing where an Egis machine at Calverton

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  • graeme-6-2-00
    Director Schiliro submitted written testimony referring to the 244 witnesses These grossly misleading statements can be read in official Congressional Hearing Transcripts There were 755 eyewitness accounts in the FBI files Yes when the NTSB finally released the witness transcripts it turned out that both the above sworn testimonies were totally misleading And many highly placed government officials had even less fear of accountability or recrimination when making unsworn assertions about Flight 800 to the media Over 100 of the witnesses reported large flarelike objects that streaked up from the surface Despite having no contact with actual witnesses the CIA came up with the theory that this was a collective optical illusion When will a Washington Post reporter do an article on all this dramatic new information and its long delayed release Mr Phillips gave a nod to the cottage industry that has been generated by this accident But it is actually not the accident but the remarkably inconsistent secretive highly compartmentalized and very expensive official investigation that has spawned this cottage industry By stalling for four years and carefully spinning certain story lines to favorite media contacts the NTSB has blurred the many awkward facts and anomalies The cottages

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  • irvine-5-26-00
    video simulation of the crash James Kallstrom who headed the FBI investigation said the questioning of eyewitnesses would have the unintentional effect of undermining the CIA s work Now the CIA s work is undermined by the FBI eyewitness reports together with appendix FF a transcript of an NTSB witness group discussion on how the CIA decided that all the eyewitnesses who said they saw anything resembling a missile were wrong An unidentified CIA analyst said they had been trying to figure out what source there could be for the streak of light that 260 eyewitnesses said they had seen At 10 p m on Dec 30 1996 he got the idea that you can explain what the eyewitnesses are seeing with only the burning aircraft Eureka Claim that everyone mistook the burning aircraft for a missile that caused it to blow up and that gets rid of the problem created by those 260 eyewitnesses who saw a streak of light Analyst based his great idea on the FBI reports on their interviews of one eyewitness who he said may be one eyewitness who saw the entire incident That one eyewitness is Michael Wire a machinery expert who was working on a new drawbridge on Beach Lane a road running from Westhampton Long Island to the beach Wire s FBI report says that standing on the bridge looking toward the beach he saw a white light just above the rooftop of a house about 900 feet away ascending from the ground at about a 40 degree angle It sparkled and he thought it was fireworks It zig zagged as it traveled upward and was going south southeast when it arched over and disappeared from view Two or three seconds later he saw an orange light that appeared to be a

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  • outage
    could not remedy Last Thursday they began moving the website to a more reliable server and the website has been down ever since AIM s technical support staff has been unable to resolve the outage and we have uploaded our backup files to a commercial hosting service CI Host We believe that the move will greatly improve response time and overall performance as well as allowing us to offer some

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