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  • crane-8-30-00
    through wiring associated with the fuel quantity indication system The NTSB effectively cleared Crane aerospace fuel manufactured by Hydro Aire Inc and Lear Seigler a predecessor of Crane s Lear Romec division The NTSB stated that it was very unlikely that the Crane pumps were the ignition source lumping them together with other unlikely ignition sources such as a meteor strike lightning a missile fragment a small explosive charge auto

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  • email-9-15-00
    TV screens my antenni go through the ceiling Sure there has been reporting on TWA800 but I have yet to see that video again on any broadcast This video showed a very clear sky and not poor visibility as stated by the NTSB I cannot recall which local station broadcasted it but I usualy tune into wtvt ch 13 Tampa Florida I have not contacted them on this matter because

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  • as-11-2-99
    one seen here stopped in mid brow lift to note that a regularly scheduled commercial flight landing at a secured base where the latest in Air Force and NASA developed craft are tested would be a singular event demanding immediate and full inquiry Finally however the Edwards unscheduled stop was excised from the coverage as a mistake No explanation But for the conspiracists the Edwards stop story was and is a bonanza With the tragedy of TWA 800 s demise still wrapped in enigma with JFK Jr s mysterious plunge into essentially the same waters wanting final explanation the simple expungement of the Edwards landing from the 990 copy cannot be enough What is needed is what the media never does autopsy the story Backtrack to the original point There is a source A report of a commercial 767 s unscheduled landing at a base where the other craft have X as a pre fix if any designation at all does not produce itself A living person originated that unfact perhaps an innocent trying to pretend he knew why the flight was late out of LAX but not likely Too imaginative for your average flak A network with regard for

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  • ap-7-97
    of the families of TWA 800 s victims the president convinced Cummock that he sincerely wanted to develop stringent new counter terrorism measures for America s airlines Vice President Al Gore he added would head the new Commission She agreed to join Now Victoria Cummock has filed suit in federal court against Gore and the Department of Transportation charging that the vice president pressured her to abandon her call for counter terrorism measures and refused to publish a 42 page dissent she had filed despite promising her publicly at the Commission s last meeting that her dissent would be included in the official report Her suit demands access to the internal memos and files she claims Gore s staff withheld from the commissioners so that if necessary a new dissent can be prepared Al Gore she believes sold her out Cummock may well have a case Federal Election Commission FEC documents show that the airlines contributed nearly 500 000 in soft money to the Democratic Party after Clinton chartered the aviation commission in the days following the crash The president charged Gore with developing initial counter terrorism recommendations within 45 days well before the November election But such recommendations might

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  • pilot-9-1-00
    facing to the south and had accidentally captured our 800 tragedy in the background When she did her civic duty and called the authorities to show them the photos she said that two carloads of FBI Agents came to her home and verbally terrorized and intimidated her for appx 2 hours They then made her sign a full release turning the photos and negatives over to the FBI and promising never ever to try to recover them When I told her that I had contacts whom I was sure could help her retrieve the photos under the Freedom of Information Act she was STILL so terrified and visibly upset enough by what ever the FBI Agents had told her almost 3 years before that she said that she would not want me to make any effort to help her to get them back I gave her my card and home phone in case she changed her mind but she has not contacted me This plus what an FBI Agent husband of a TWA Flt Attendant at an 800 Memorial at TWA s JFK Hanger 12 said If the truth were known by the public about what really happened there would

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  • egypt-9-1-00
    is said to be furious at leaked reports which suggest co pilot Gamil al Battuti crashed the plane into the Atlantic killing 217 people in an act of suicide The action is being taken through the Egyptian courts and accuses investigators of ignoring other possible reasons as to why the New York to Cairo jet crashed It calls on Mr Clinton to relaunch the inquiry and look at possibilities including

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  • holleran-8-6-00
    for weeks while bodies and wreckage remained unrecovered and passengers families were suspended in agonies of uncertainty not knowing for sure even who was on the plane While TWA had a hand in the long information delay it was the FBI Ms Milton notes that seized the passenger manifest almost immediately Other facts demand deeper scrutiny than is present here Ms Milton does not mention the FBI s insistence that the wreckage be evaluated by a manufacturer of projectiles used for military exercises The timing of the order is odd given that it came after the FBI ruled out friendly fire Ms Milton never mentions that former NTSB member Vernon Grose publicly expressed doubts about the investigation after attending a missile theory presentation And she ignores a still unidentified radar track consistent with a boat moving at 30 knots directly beneath TWA Flight 800 when it was destroyed the plane blew up and the radar track kept moving serenely out to sea That a top journalist leaves crucial details unexplored renders Blink as unfinished as the investigation True the FBI NTSB Navy divers and hundreds of others may have worked diligently to solve the mystery but hard work is not the sole measure of heroism Ms Milton s adoring plea that investigators really really tried is hardly the whole story While Ms Milton presents an apologia for the FBI former CNN reporter Christine Negroni postulates the NTSB s pet theory mechanical failure in Deadly Departure She fares slightly better Interspersing haunting stories of passengers which works with the case against Boeing which doesn t Ms Negroni cites previous explosions as evidence that the aircraft manufacturer has failed to build safer airplanes With TWA Flight 800 as the first 747 to explode in flight it s a tough sell However like

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  • cimisi-9-6-00
    would have read zero pounds It is possible that the underwing center wing tank fuel gauge could have read 300 pounds which would be about fifty gallons This is not an unusual discrepancy In the first few days after the Flight 800 investigation Mundo asked a TWA official what exactly the fuel use log had shown in regards to the quantity of fuel in the center wing tank upon arriving in New York He told me Mundo said that the log which is placed in the Flight Document Envelope and normally kept for ninety days could not be found This was an abnormality He added that whatever level of fuel existed in the center wing tank at that time would not be entirely composed of fuel All fuel contains some water It s the same with the gas in your car Fuel is 6 7 pounds per gallon water is heavier 8 34 pounds so the water goes to the bottom of the tank This combination of water and fuel is what the scavenger pumps transfer to the number two main tank Mundo said When 747 s undergo a heavy maintenance check and the nose wheel strut is deflated which tilts the plane downward all the liquid in the center wing tank fuel goes to the front of the tank where it is drained out The amount drained is usually close to fifty gallons or around 300 pounds In sum the center wing tank of the plane that was about to become Flight 800 was empty or nearly empty before leaving New York in the late afternoon prior to its evening takeoff to Paris Because of prevailing winds planes usually carry more fuel when going west than when going east And then said Mundo you also have to consider the distance youâ re travelling Athens to New York is a lot farther than New York to Paris Now we get to one of the crucial points of the NTSB theory about the volatility of the center wing tank Mundo said There is the assumption by the NTSB that the fuel was heated by the air conditioning packs below the plane to a temperature that caused the fuel and fuel vapors to reach an explosive level This is an assessment with which the majority of the media concur A New York Times article from Wednesday August 23 the day after the NTSB hearing began stated the nearly empty tank which had been heated to an explosive state while the twenty five year old jet sat baking in the sun for nearly three hours before taking off Mundo said I left two of the packs running as was common practice He added that with the flight time between Athens and New York at about ten hours for at least nine and half hours the metal of the tank was at the altitude we had been flying exposed to temperatures that were about minus fifty five degrees Celsius Now metal will cold soak

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