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  • goddard-1-25-01
    orange yellow detonation jds3 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS saw flare orangy red in color arched slightly at an approximate 70 degree angle while it made the ascent object may have traveled 1 to 2 miles vertically 521 MISSILE TEST WITNESS saw white star shooting straight up slr2 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS saw large commercial jet then saw a streak of light travel up from the water into the sky like a rocket or like a shooting star only going upward then saw flash 221 MISSILE TEST WITNESS light like starlight going up later a flash glc6 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS observed what he thought was a shooting star moved faster than an airplane it approached the aircraft 34 MISSILE TEST WITNESS white glow like missile rising rapidly on 80 to 85 degree angle from the surface detonation at high altitude dfr2 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS saw small trail arching upward trail arched almost vertically upward at a seventy to an eighty degree angle 535 MISSILE TEST WITNESS saw white light going up into sky dam3 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS observed a bright white light arching into the sky at an angle not exactly vertical and travel over the ocean 241 MISSILE TEST WITNESS high speed object arched up then saw detonation jds2 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS noticed a flare rising into the air it was a steady glow and rose at a steady remarkable pace 233 MISSILE TEST WITNESS light went up into air at high rate of speed rsh3 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS saw a red object flying upward much bigger than any flare he had ever seen he next saw a big explosion 8 MISSILE TEST WITNESS bright orange fire trail going straight up jtm2 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS saw a streak of red orange light head straight up or at a slight one o clock angle bigger than a flare 9 MISSILE TEST WITNESS saw yellow red fireball rapidly climbing jac2 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS observed reddish orange fireball rising in the sky 209 MISSILE TEST WITNESS saw golden flame shooting straight up rtm3 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS saw orange flare which went straight up 80 MISSILE TEST WITNESS saw yellow ball ascending into clouds mmb2 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS observed a small orange colored glowing ball of light travelling up in the sky 356 MISSILE TEST WITNESS orange pin light going straight up glc2 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS short pin flash of light appeared on the ground perhaps water which looked like a rocket launch at a fireworks display Sven Faret private pilot MISSILE TEST WITNESS amber color light moving straight up tm6 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS saw a flare flare went straight up she thought this flare originated from the surf described the flare as having an orange tip with a white trail of smoke 96 MISSILE TEST WITNESS light going up into sky at fast rate of speed short delay of no light then a flash rsh2 FLIGHT 800 WITNESS noticed what he thought was a flare it continued to rise upward at a fast rate of

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  • usatoday-2-15-01
    KHARTOUM CALLED BUSINESS BASE A former member of al Qaeda testified last week about al Qaeda s business operations run out of the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and said the group had received fatwas or religious decrees ordering the killing of Americans Al Ridi an Egyptian who became a U S citizen said he attended aviation school in Texas in the early 1980s and later met El Hage at a Muslim youth convention The two became friendly and Al Ridi helped El Hage get a telephone in Arlington Texas where he was living with his wife and children Al Ridi said he traveled to Peshawar Pakistan in about 1983 to help Muslims resist the Soviet Union s occupation of Afghanistan Al Ridi testified that his job was to travel throughout the world obtaining items needed by fighters including scuba diving equipment and night vision goggles He returned to the United States in 1985 and worked as a flight instructor in Arlington Texas He stayed in touch with El Hage and continued to provide him with items that could be used by Muslims fighting the Soviet Union In 1993 El Hage who was living in Khartoum contacted him and said bin Laden wanted to buy a jet Al Ridi testified He quoted El Hage as saying bin Laden wanted to transport items from Peshawar to Khartoum that included Stinger missiles shoulder fired heat seeking missiles used against aircraft The U S government gave Islamic guerrillas Stinger missiles in the 1980s to help them drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan and Bin Laden is believed still to have supplies of the weapon PLANE FOUND NEAR TUCSON El Hage allegedly said bin Laden did not want to spend more than 250 000 on the aircraft Al Ridi testified he found a plane at

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  • wp-2-15-01
    after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 The pilot Essam Ridi a naturalized U S citizen born in Egypt testified that one of the defendants Wadih Hage asked him to purchase an aircraft for bin Laden in 1993 According to Ridi Hage specified that the jet needed to have a 2 000 mile range to transport the Stingers Ridi and Hage met in the early 1980s as foreign students in Louisiana At the time he purchased the T 39 jet for bin Laden Ridi said he was living in Arlington Tex and Hage was working in Sudan as bin Laden s personal secretary Ridi testified that he found the mothballed jet in Tucson and helped refurbish it before personally flying it to Khartoum Sudan then the headquarters of bin Laden s organization al Qaeda Hage wired about 200 000 from bin Laden to Ridi s Texas bank for the purchase Ridi testified At a dinner on the night he arrived in Khartoum Ridi testified I gave the keys to the airplane to Osama bin Laden Ridi testified that he never actually transported the Stingers from Pakistan Hage 40 the only U S citizen among the four defendants is charged with plotting to kill Americans and with lying to federal grand juries At the time of his arrest in 1998 he was managing a tire store in Texas The other three defendants Mohamed Rashed Daoud Owhali Mohammed Saddiq Odeh and Khalfan Khamis Mohamed are charged with murder for participating in truck bomb attacks that destroyed the U S embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in August 1998 killing 224 people and wounding nearly 4 600 Owhali and Mohamed could face the death penalty if convicted Hage and Odeh face possible life sentences After calling a former al Qaeda operative Jamal Ahmed

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  • wp-2-8-01a
    on the United States in 1991 after American troops established bases in Saudi Arabia site of Islam s holiest places to drive Iraq from Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War They can t let the American army stay in the gulf taking our oil taking our money Fadl quoted bin Laden as saying We have to do something to take them out We have to fight them Bin Laden who is believed to be living in Afghanistan has been indicted in the embassy bombings case and the State Department has offered a 5 million reward for his capture The United States has pressured Afghanistan s ruling Taliban to surrender bin Laden but to no avail U S officials also have said they suspect bin Laden of involvement in the suicide bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole in October in the Yemeni port of Aden which killed 17 sailors According to the prosecution Fadl who had previously been identified in court documents only as CS 1 for Confidential Source No 1 broke ranks with bin Laden after he was caught stealing money from the Saudi exile Fadl has pleaded guilty to an unspecified charge and is cooperating with the government under a plea agreement prosecutors said In an attempt to save himself and his family he approached the American government and offered to provide information Assistant U S Attorney Paul Butler said in his opening argument Monday Fadl said he had lived and studied in the United States in the mid 1980s and attended a mosque in Brooklyn where he was recruited to fight in Afghanistan against the Soviets In Afghanistan he met bin Laden At the end of the Afghan war he said bin Laden proposed to form a new organization to change our Arab governments We need one

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  • ap-2-28-99a
    give missiles equal billing with a bomb and mechanical failure in its trio of possible causes for the crash Among some 1 800 interviews conducted by the FBI about 50 people described light streaks or other oddities suggesting a missile hit the Boeing 747 While analysis of radar tapes showed nothing to back this up the reports cannot be dismissed chief FBI investigator James Kallstrom said One persistent rumor is that a U S warship or aircraft downed the jet with an errant missile and the government is covering it up The investigation has not turned up anything to support this said Rear Adm Edward Kristensen head of the Navy salvage operation off Long Island Other versions of the conspiracy theories involve a nugget of truth but don t stand up under examination TWA flight 800 was shot down by a U S Navy guided missile ship which was in area W 105 says an Internet posting attributed to an unidentified former safety chairman of the Airline Pilots Association W 105 is a Warning Area off the Southeast coast of Long Island and is used by the military for missile firing and other military operations A guided missile ship was in the Atlantic that evening Navy spokesman Lt Nick Balice said The USS Normandy was 180 miles south of the crash site But it was not conducting weapons drills A Navy anti submarine plane also was training in the region but it was unarmed he said A poster circulated in Brooklyn claimed the state National Guard was training off Long Island with helicopters equipped with various weapons including Stinger missiles A National Guard helicopter was practicing rescue missions in the area but it too was unarmed said Walt Sweeney a state National Guard spokesman The missile theory focuses on portable

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  • reuters-2-23-01
    Ahmad Sherifi a senior member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as one of those responsible for planning and carrying out the attack in Dhahran CBS said several of the suspects linked to the attack were believed to be in Iran The White House and Pentagon have been briefed on the case and when the final elements of the investigation are complete Attorney General John Ashcroft is expected to present the findings to President George W Bush CBS reported In January Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef said a handful of Saudi nationals had been detained for links to the bombing but that the main suspects were still at large There will come a day not far away when we will say who is behind Khobar Nayef told a Saudi newspaper For the interests of the case and the investigation there is a delay due to the presence of some strong and important elements abroad But we cannot specify or say who is the person or the side behind the incident until we have all the information he said The prince confirmed suspected links between Saudi dissident Hani al Sayegh extradited from the United States and the bombing He is detained and

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  • duncan-10-17-00
    Chairman Hall or any of the many good people at the NTSB would be a party to any type of cover up about this or any other crash but I have a few comments that I would like to make about that I also recognize that there are many good sincere honest intelligent people across this country who do not agree with or believe the NTSB conclusions about the TWA 800 crash I want to assure everyone that neither I nor any member of our subcommittee or staff would ever have participated in or aided in any knowing way in any type of cover up In addition to our public hearings I personally went to New York with staff to view that wreckage We had private briefings by the FBI and others I met with some of the eyewitnesses and people investigating this wreck I met with Commander Donaldson after one of our hearings The gentleman from Ohio Mr Traficant called one day and asked if he could conduct his own personal investigation I gave him my approval for that I asked one of my constituents Mike Coffield the Continental Airlines pilot to investigate this crash We heard from family members of victims of this terrible tragedy Reed Irvine a man for whom I have very great respect recently came to my office at my request so that we could discuss this further because of ads and other activities by him and his group I doubt that we will ever be able to answer all the questions surrounding this crash to everyone s satisfaction I personally find it almost impossible to believe that a U S Navy ship shot a missile that hit this plane either accidentally or intentionally I know very little about ships and missiles but I do not believe that just one person could shoot off one without someone knowing about it If several people were involved someone would have talked to his wife or somebody in my opinion I told Mr Irvine this if some terrorist group shot this plane down they probably would have claimed credit Yet I am still willing to read any report or listen to anyone about this Our government should not have stopped Mr Sanders or anyone else from investigating this crash If anyone can come up with the final definite conclusive answer on this more power to them I am most concerned however about the family members of the victims of this crash I believe closure is an overused misused word because I do not believe a family member ever gets closure on something like this particularly if they lost a child But I certainly do not want to do anything to prolong the agony of any TWA 800 family member They have suffered too much already I will say that if any family member of victims of this crash wants me to look into this further I certainly will do so Absent that type of request I will simply

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  • irvine-7-28-98
    in evidence that disproves the official theory of the crash At the briefing three of more than a hundred eyewitnesses who saw a missile blow the plane out of the sky gave convincing accounts of what they saw Some of the reporters gave them the same treatment that CNN s April Oliver gave to the Tailwind veterans who told her she was wrong about the use of poison gas Evidence that the government has concealed evidence that doesn t support the fuel tank theory doesn t bother these reporters They help conceal what has leaked out They lack the expertise to critically analyze the evidence the government feeds them Like CNN with the Tailwind story they are wedded to a theory and dismissive of anything that contradicts it The briefing that changed Vernon Grose s mind made no impression on the Associated Press reporter who was there The AP sent its clients a 280 word story that didn t mention a single one of the many items of evidence that so impressed Dr Grose It didn t even report that his mind was changed The Washington Times added comments by Dr Grose to the AP story including this I changed my mind today on what I think caused it I think it s more than likely that there was a close proximity missile hit The AP saw nothing newsworthy in that When Donaldson interviewed eyewitnesses to the crash he plotted their location and the location of the missile they saw Triangulation indicated that the first missile was launched about a mile from the barrier island off the Long Island coast Paul Angelides who was only 2000 yards away heard the launch and saw the missile He said it shook his house He tracked it until it exploded seven miles to

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