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  • statement-7-17-00
    caused by the ignition of non volatile kerosene in an empty center wing tank that their own flight tests show was non flammable much less explosive at the altitude the aircraft broke up To further compound insult to the intellect of aviation experts they are insisting the source of ignition was caused by some undiscovered design flaw of which there is not one iota of physical evidence 755 witnesses most of which saw supersonic streaks of light and one of which described a missile impact on the aircraft wing root were ignored FBI and Suffolk county marine police memorandum from their most qualified agents in the field that specified the precise offshore launch point of two missiles were ignored radar evidence of a left to right missile impact through the aircraft and the establishment of a separate missile debris field publicly predicted by myself and privately predicted to the FBI by U S air force missile experts was ignored a department of defense report done by U S navy missile experts requesting shoulder fired weapons be fired at 747 wing root fuel tanks was ignored the Ram hydraulic over pressure of the entire left wing tank system was ignored the explosion and total destruction of the left wing root fuel tank 2 main which was also the initiating event was ignored the failure and separation of the entire left wing at its strongest point the wing Root was ignored and none of the appropriate metal testing to determine which fuel tank exploded first has been done As I stated during my 6 May 1999 testimony before the house aviation subcommittee if these faults are not rectified prior to a final report it would be my professional opinion the NTSB would be severely malfeasant and to expect me to make the

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  • challenge-7-17-00
    climb and turn prior to any explosion on the aircraft A tape recorded interview of Mr Goss was played by Cmdr Donaldson at the Accuracy in Media conference held on October 18 1997 in which Goss stated That evening I was just finishing up a sunfish race at West Hampton Yachts club It was a Wednesday night and that particular night every week we have an informal sunfish race and then it s followed by a bring your own barbecue dinner on the back porch of the yacht club That porch faces south and my position at the table that I was sitting at I was looking right out at Moriches Bay and you know just leaning back resting just enjoying the moment of that part of the evening It was near dusk and it was then that I saw a flare type object go up and feeling that someone along Dune Road has fireworks and other members of the club saw it also and said hey look at the firework And everybody turned to look and we all watched it climb And I particularly watched it and it was bright very bright and you know that almost bright pink you know and orange glow around it and it traveled up It looked to go straight up from the area that I was observing it and then it reached it s peak and it seemed to go away in the distance towards the south and that s when I saw it veer left which would bring it out east It was a sharp left and then it did not disappear From my vantage point there was a direct explosion that followed and then after that there was a second explosion that was off to the east a little farther that was much larger It was like something broke off whatever that was and caught on fire The smoke was black It was obviously some petroleum I knew it was an airplane or aircraft of some sort and I didn t realize what size it was And then it took some time to come down probably three or four seconds and there was just a stream of black and white smoke and then when it hit the horizon over the barrier beach Dune Road there was a bright flash Mr Goss has seen the official CIA version of the event and commented on the Art Bell radio show where he appeared with Cmdr Donaldson on November 24 1997 I saw a flare coming up toward the barrier beach area It was definitely going up definitely going up As it reached its peak it took a sharp veer left it moved horizontal at that point Bell asked Goss about the FBI s conclusion that he was actually seeing fuel trailing from the explosion of flight 800 and it was not going up but coming down and it was an optical illusion Goss replied One hell of an optical illusion I can t see that s possible at all When asked about his reaction to the CIA video Goss stated Best described I looked down at the ground and shook my head It was a joke The NTSB should invite Witness 73 to testify at its forthcoming hearing and explain how she too was able to see the undamaged aircraft and a separate streak at the same time Witness 73 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix BShe noticed an aircraft climbing in the sky traveling from her right to her left Witness noticed that the aircraft appeared to level off Witness thought that the aircraft was too low of an altitude to be leveling off at the time While keeping her eyes on the aircraft witness observed a red streak moving up from the ground toward the aircraft at an approximate 45 degree angle The red streak was leaving a light gray colored smoke trail The red streak went past the right side and above the aircraft before arcing back toward the aircraft s right wing At the instant the smoke trail ended at the aircraft s right wing witness heard a loud sharp noise which sounded like a firecracker had just exploded at her feet Witness then observed a fire at the aircraft followed by one or two secondary explosions which had a deeper sound Witness observed the front of the aircraft separate from the back No climb of several thousands of feet were seen by this witness and yet her testimony is very strong as proved by her acute observation about the aircraft flying level at too low of an altitude TWA 800 had been told to hold at 13 000 feet by the air traffic controller 2026 24 CTR TWA eight hundred amend the altitude maintain ah one three thousand thirteen thousand only for now 2026 29 TWA 800 CAM 1 Thirteen thousand 2026 30 3 RDO 2 TWA eight hundred heavy okay stop climb at one three thousand 2026 35 TWA 800 CAM 1 Stop climb at one three thousand Physical evidence supports Witness 73 s testimony PETN and RDX were found in the aircraft and explosive residues were found on the right wing The right wing also had holes punched in it indicating travel of an object transiting the right wing The right inboard engine was fodded with debris from the forward fuselage August 23 1996 NY Times Chemists at the FBI crime laboratory have found traces of PETN between rows 17 and 27 senior investigators said Five days after the crash a chemical test indicated a trace of PETN on the right wing where it met the fuselage The Village Voice February 24 March 2 1999 You ever shot a 22 through a tin can You know how the holes look where it punctures the metal and it rolls the metal back and tears it as it stretches the veteran pilot asked Well that s what these holes looked like except they were oval shaped He was recalling three holes each at least six inches long by around three inches high he said which had been punched through the thin aluminum paneling of a structural piece from inside the right wing of the 747 The holes were punched out from the airplane toward the wing tip he added The piece called a rib came from within the wing s leading edge about five feet out from the fuselage he said where the landing lights would be The pilot said Look I think that these holes were caused by a high explosion There is an apparent exit sic hole in the aircraft fuselage just forward of the right wing and a red residue consistent with missile fuel was found on seats in the aircraft in this same location Further it has been admitted that Federal officials were baffled by impact damage on the doors that close over the front landing gear The nose gear doors were blasted inward and whatever caused this damage happened before the plane s center fuel tank exploded since these nose gear doors were among the first things on the airplane to have come off in flight The FBI s explanation for the finding of explosive residues inside the aircraft was that they came from a dog sniffing exercise This explanation raises a very simple question for the NTSB Was the dog walking along the right wing In addition to Richard Goss numerous eyewitnesses observed an object making a sharp turn Witness 153 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C The object then reached its highest point in the sky and stopped for approximately half a second and then moved in a sharp horseshoe turn downward This testimony about an object that struck TWA 800 making a tight turn was discussed by a Pentagon intelligence official July 19 1996 http cnn com US 9607 19 twa update There was some speculation that a surface to air missile perhaps fired from a boat off the coast of Long Island could have brought the plane down A top Pentagon intelligence official told CNN such a possibility has been ruled out The reason a Stinger missile is heat seeking and analysts concluded it would have had to make too sharp a turn to hit the TWA flight Perhaps the NTSB will explain why a Pentagon intelligence official was talking to CNN about too sharp a turn and what the object was that was making this sharp turn A noseless climbing 747 streaking flames is not capable of this feat Will the NTSB explain why the London Times reported on July 23 1996 An American spy satellite positioned over the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island is said to have yielded important information about the crash A law enforcement official told the New York Post that the satellite pictures show an object racing up to the TWA jet passing it then changing course and smashing into it And can the NTSB explain why radar data apparently confirmed the information from both the spy satellite and the observations of several eyewitnesses March 16 1997 International News The Telegraph U K Electronic Edition Issue 660 An internal memo from the National Transportation Safety Board dated November 15 complains that sensitive radar tapes were given to the White House before they were provided to crash investigators According to the document the radar data indicated that a missile was converging on the Boeing 747 seconds before the aircraft broke up off the coast of Long Island I would like to request that the NTSB obtain and present at its August hearing the radar data seized by the FBI from the Sikorsky facility on Long Island that has been withheld for 4 years Shortly Fritz Meyer appeared on television he received a phone call one night from an individual who worked for Sikorsky He told Meyer there is a tape or digital disk of the Sikorsky radar which shows two targets approaching TWA Flight 800 before the impact one a high speed supersonic target and the other subsonic Sikorsky has very sophisticated radar that the Navy uses it in watching its helicopters When Meyer went to talk to his congressman in Washington an assistant showed him a list of all the data that the FBI said they were holding Meyer looked for this particular tape on the list of records the FBI had taken from Sikorsky The tape was not on that list and so in Meyer told Congressman Traficant that he didn t see this radar tape on the list that the FBI had given to Congressman Forbes Congressman Duncan subsequently sent a letter to the FBI specifically asking for this tape Even though it wasn t on the inventory that the FBI presented to Congress the FBI admitted that the radar data was in its possession Congressman Duncan was told that it didn t show anything unusual but the FBI refused to release it I would also invite the NTSB to explain how an airplane in various stages of crippled flight according to the CIA explanation can be seen to hit itself or run into itself Witness 145 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C Witness stated that she saw a plane and noticed an object spiraling towards the plane The object which she saw for about one second had a glow at the end of it and a gray white smoke trail Witness stated she saw the object hit the plane and then the object headed down toward the ocean Witness 88 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix B Witness stated that he continued to watch the firework ascend expecting to view the explosion in the sky He stated this object which was ascending left a wispy white smoke trail About midway through its flight the smoke trail stopped and the object turned a bright red in color At this point he observed an airplane come into the field of view He stated this airplane was very high up and many miles from his location He stated that the bright red object ran into the airplane Witness noted that he felt that either the bright red object pushed the nose cone of the plane up or the plane was slightly angled upward when the strike occurred He stated he felt the bright red object struck the plane towards the cockpit area The NTSB should also invite several airborne witnesses to explain why they apparently are in disagreement with the noseless zoom theory The following witnesses saw no climb of several thousands of feet Indeed they state that the plane stopped in mid air and fell straight down Witness 139 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C Witness was the pilot of Virgin Atlantic Flight 009 Witness believes that what he saw was not a plane malfunction because there was no horizontal component to the fire He felt that it was a catastrophic occasion in the extreme to make a plane stop in mid air and fall straight down Witness 551 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix G Witness was aboard USAir Flight 217 As he observed it the aircraft exploded and a large round orange fireball appeared which seemed to emanate from the front area of the plane The plane seemed to stop in mid air like a bus running into a stone wall no forward motion I hope the NTSB is prepared to call the following witnesses and explore the differences that they perceive between fireworks rockets and missiles September 22 1996 The New York Post Struck by the number and confidence of the witnesses the FBI sat down many of the witnesses with U S military experts who debriefed them and independently confirmed for the FBI that their descriptions matched surface to air missile attacks The military experts told us that what the witnesses were describing was consistent with a missile a federal official acknowledged They told us You know what they are describing is a missile Witness 144 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C Witness saw an object angle to the right with a bright orange glow with a white streak behind it She described this streak as taking off like a rocket She thought at first that she saw fireworks but then changed her mind and said No way it was a missile Paul Runyan N Y Daily News 11 09 96 It looked like a big skyrocket going up The flash looked like a rocket launch at a fireworks display Witness 174 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C Witness 174 is a retired naval officer He saw a skyrocket type object streak up into the night sky The skyrocket had an orange contrail which had a continuous brightness He was questioned whether he might have actually seen something going down instead of up He insisted that his skyrocket went up Witness 493 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix F Witness said he was driving south on Rogers Road and saw a firework rocket go up from his car Witness said the rocket was orange in color and had fire coming from its tail He realized it was not a firework but a rocket Witness 746 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix I Witness observed to his right an object similar to a rocket which appeared to have come from the ground moving straight up in the air Witness 166 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C He was facing the bay and noticed a large commercial plane flying east Looking southeast he noticed something ascending which looked like white yellow fire trailed by black smoke It ascended in a straight line at an angle of 7 to 10 degrees away from a vertical 90 degree It arched slightly at the top He could not observe exactly were the object originated but believed it was from the water The ascension lasted 10 seconds He stated he thought he had observed faulty fireworks After hearing the news of the crash he concluded that he had seen a missile He stated he was in the Polish army in 1974 and has experience with missiles Lisa Perry had a very good view of a missile Lisa Perry Dan s Papers Long Island May 15 1998 I saw the missile I was facing eastward toward the Hamptons the ocean on my right the deck of the house on my left The deck is about 22 feet above the beach On a clear day as you look straight down the beach along the line of the shore you can see the parking lot at Smith s Point Beach 12 miles away There was a plane in the sky Out from the left from the North something was moving North to South over the dunes from the direction of the Great South Bay The object came over the dunes of Fire Island It was shiny like a new dime it looked like a plane without wings It had no windows It was as if there was a flame at the back of it like a Bunsen burner It was like a silver bullet It was moving much faster than the plane The silver object took a left turn and went up to the plane The plane stopped for an instant as something would when it had suffered an impact not just an explosion Then it began to fracture as if you had slammed a frozen candy bar down onto a table I told the FBI the nose of the plane had come off and I told them this before the Navy pulled it out of the water Clearly the NTSB explanation that the streak observed by eyewitnesses was the aircraft in various stages of crippled flight is shown to be false by Perry s observation of the undamaged aircraft and the bullet like object which was heading towards it Is the NTSB prepared to question William Gallagher at its August hearing In an interview with The Press Enterprise Riverside CA

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  • ARAP Press Release
    conclusions they are united in the belief that the NTSB s theory is a complete fabrication unsupported by the evidence uncovered so far and that other evidence is being withheld or ignored by the NTSB and FBI either through sheer incompetence or through an overt desire to avoid the embarrassment of the real cause of this tragic crash Presenting at the press conference will be Eyewitnesses A number of the 755 eyewitnesses interviewed by the FBI will be present to tell their story about how they were ignored and how the CIA video widely played in the national media bears no relationship to reality The 755 eyewitness statements were only recently released by the NTSB who themselves only recently got access to them from the FBI 3 1 2 years after the crash When you read the witness statements you will understand why the FBI held these statements as Top Secret for 3 years they completely refute the CIA video and the NTSB center fuel tank theory and to the average reader will make clear that a missile was responsible for this tragic crash The eyewitnesses were barred from the December 1997 public hearing and therefore need to be heard at the Final NTSB hearing on August 22 23 See highlights of several eyewitness accounts James Sanders The journalist who along with his wife was prosecuted last year for receiving a piece of seat fabric and having it tested at an independent lab to determine if it contained residue of rocket fuel Mr Sanders will present photos of what he believes is evidence of tampering with evidence by the FBI and NTSB See NewsMax com article Dr Tom Stalcup Chairman of the Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization FIRO Mr Stalcup will discuss his organization s frustrating efforts to pry information

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  • zahn-7-17-00
    The Edge is produced by David Brown The staff includes Anne Hartmayer Jess Mayberry Rachael McEntee Christina Meyer Mina Pertesis Christina Timothy and Matt Zimmerman Tonight s Topics and Guests July 17 Conspiracy or Theory Did a missile really cause TWA Flight 800 to crash New information surfaces Plus this mother says her son went into school a heterosexual and came out a homosexual should this justify a ban on

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  • firo
    the overall official inquiry process Such unnecessary secrecy creates skepticism and lends credence to allegations of a cover up The NTSB will formally release their report on the accident in August with a conclusion based upon a hypothetical and spontaneous spark in the center fuel tank To date no physical evidence has been found to support the spark theory After years of delay the NTSB has finally released the FBI s redacted eyewitness reports These revealed that there were actually 755 witness reports despite FBI Asnt Director James Kallstrom s sworn testimony to a Congressional Hearing in 1997 that misrepresented the total number as over 200 witnesses The Witness data and a summary can finally be viewed at www twa800 com The recent official TWA report to be included in the final NTSB report notes wryly that These witness observations did not comport with the upward trajectory as depicted in the CIA videotape Unfortunately the whole direction of the NTSB s investigation and conclusions are seriously compromised by this perception that the CIA s and the FBI s analyses lack credibility even among official parties to the investigation FIRO has studied the CIA animation and related NTSB simulations in detail All are in significant conflict with FAA radar that tracked the true path of Flight 800 See http flight800 org radar6 htm The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers IAMAW final report to the NTSB also attests to serious flaws in the NTSB s process and conclusions Totally contradicting the NTSB the IAMAW report even concluded that the physical evidence establishes that the CWT exploded as a result of the breakup of the a c and not as a primary cause They also draw attention to the existence of 16 previously denied penetrations of the aircraft body that go

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  • aim_pr-7-17-00
    incompetence or through an overt desire to avoid the embarrassment of the real cause of this tragic crash Presenting at the press conference will be Eyewitnesses Three of the 755 eyewitnesses interviewed by the FBI will relate what they saw Dwight Brumley who from an airliner 5000 feet above TWA 800 saw a missile blow it up Fred Meyer veteran helicopter pilot who saw a missile strike the plane from his National Guard helicopter Michael Wire who was falsely described by the CIA as having provided the evidence on which its absurd video simulation of the crash was based All three agree that this simulation bears no relationship to reality The 755 eyewitness statements were only recently released by the NTSB who themselves only recently got access to them from the FBI 3 1 2 years after the crash These statements now available on twa800 com were kept secret for nearly four years They refute the CIA video and the NTSB center fuel tank theory and to the average reader will make clear that a missile was responsible for this tragic crash The eyewitnesses were barred from the December 1997 public hearing They demand to be heard at the Final NTSB hearing on August 22 23 The independent researchers are James Sanders The journalist who along with his wife was prosecuted last year for receiving a piece of seat fabric and having it tested at an independent lab to determine if it contained residue of rocket fuel Mr Sanders will present photos of what he believes is evidence of tampering with evidence by the FBI and NTSB See the article at NewsMax com Dr Tom Stalcup Chairman of the Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization FIRO which last year succeeded in getting important radar data that the government had been withholding

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  • rollcall-7-24-00
    that the House general counsel s office had reviewed the documents under subpoena and pulled a number of them that related to legislative activity Marcone declined to describe the documents for which Traficant is invoking the Fifth Amendment House rules consider all documents from a Congressional office to be a Member s personal documents So letters written by staff memos letters written by the Congressman to agencies those are considered personal documents and the Congressman s not going to turn them over short of a court order to do so Marcone said Traficant is acting as his own attorney and it was unclear whether he would be filing a response to the prosecutors July 14 motion Assistant U S Attorney Bill Edwards citing grand jury secrecy rules declined to comment A Fifth Amendment claim by a sitting Member is extremely rare according to legal experts You don t need all five fingers to count how many members of Congress have recently taken the Fifth said Charles Tiefer a former deputy general counsel for the House and a law professor at the University of Baltimore Justice Department guidelines generally restrain prosecutors from calling the targets of a criminal investigation before a grand jury where the Fifth Amendment would be invoked Tiefer noted Members of Congress are persons for purposes of the Constitution and can claim the Fifth like anyone else Tiefer said A recent Supreme Court ruling may add a twist in the Traficant legal maneuverings In June the High Court overturned a conviction against former Justice Department official Webster Hubbell because former Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr had improperly used Hubbell s personal records that were obtained under a grant of immunity Last week a grand jury indicted Arthur David Sugar an Ohio contractor on obstruction of justice and perjury charges

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  • TWA Flight 800 Investigation
    opportunity to analyze the CVR from TWA800 in the light of the work that was done Furthermore the NTSB has not made the analysis of a third party s study on this subject available to investigators or the public This is an extraordinary accusation by ALPA that once again calls into question the integrity of the official investigation Detailed sound spectrum analysis is an established tool that can provide invaluable

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