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  • lahr-2-23-01
    Well if you have ever launched a glider and have the nose weight fall off you know what happens It is like someone jumping off one side of the teeter totter and letting the other person crash Likewise the glider will immediately pitch up past full stall and fall out of the sky The same thing happened to TWA 800 When the nose came off the center of gravity moved well aft of the center of lift the aircraft immediately pitched up past full stall fell out of the sky I ran some calculations and found that the most TWA 800 could have climbed is about 300 feet However Ed Zehr did a much more thorough analysis and he was much more generous in his allowances for error He Zehr came up with a maximum climb of 800 feet still way short of 3 000 feet You can find Mr Zehr s analysis at http twa800 com news zehr htm However there is another consideration which dictates that TWA 800 never climbed In order to make an immediate climb the forward velocity had to be converted into a vertical velocity the engines are inconsequential in this short time energy exchange But if this were to happen it would show up on the radar plot as a radical slowing of the groundspeed of the aircraft The radar plot showed the aircraft continuing forward at free fall speed The tireless Commander William Donaldson did a radar analysis which you can find at http twa800 com radaranalysis htm we are all praying for Bill he is recovering from serious surgery As a former ALPA accident investigator I have been challenging my associates regarding this ridiculous climb scenario ALPA refuses to look into the matter The NTSB never allowed ALPA or any of the other parties to participate in this phase of the investigation They assigned their own in house technician to develop the climb simulation and the NTSB won t even release the data used in their analysis on the basis that the data is proprietary to the manufacturer Did you ever hear of anything so bizarre Here we have accident investigators being told they must accept a conclusion without even being allowed access to the evidence ALPA seems content to have been excluded from the eyewitness interviews and the formulation of the climb simulation The climb simulation first surfaced in November 1997 The FBI suspended their investigation by sponsoring a nationally televised show hosted by its chief investigator James Kallstrom As part of that show Kallstrom presented the CIA cartoon showing the 3 200 foot climb from 13 800 to 17 000 feet That is what eyewitnesses supposedly saw when they thought they were seeing a missile Never mind that these witnesses saw the missile rising from the surface and proceeding at speeds several times the normal speed of an airplane And why bring the CIA into this phase of the investigation The government aeronautical experts were in the FAA and NTSB

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  • susanne-6-8-00
    good theme song for 1984 or The Matrix but I wrote it more of my feelings about 800 at the time and the helpless feeling that no matter what I did I couldn t bring Susanne back One Day c 1998 by Mark L Berry For Susanne Always for Susanne They re not here for you They re not here for me They re just here for themselves As you will see They look up to no one They look down on you Everything that they say Everything that they do One Day One day we will see One Day One day we will be Just a product of our complacency Then there won t be anything left for you and me I believed they were good And that life was fair That my water was clean That I could still breathe the air But these aren t rights that I own They ve been taken away Now that I ve opened my eyes I see it everyday One Day One day we will see One Day One day we will be Just a product of our complacency Then there won t be anything left for you and me As

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  • donations-7-17-00
    c o Commonwealth Bank Montoursville Branch P O Box 8 Montoursville PA 17754 The flight attendants who perished on TWA flight 800 left behind 19 children The Independent Federation of Flight Attendants the TWA flight attendant union has set up a fund for their benefit Donations can be sent to either address Friends of Flight 800 Fund TWA c o IFFA Hangar 12 Room 12 JFK Airport Jamaica N Y

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    O Hara Foundation is a not for profit public foundation a volunteer management entity whose goal is to keep the O Hara spirit of giving and caring alive Three categories have been established to receive funds raised or donated education youth and community related programs The main fundraiser is the annual O Hara Invitational Youth Basketball Tournament organized in conjunction with the Irvington Parks Recreation Department with all proceeds going

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  • The Flight 800 Investigation
    am Newsday Tanks Unaltered 11 Years After Flight 800 7 17 07 Phyre News release 7 17 07 July 13 200 7 9 00 am Al Gore s Achilles Heel 7 12 07 National Geographic Renews shows 7 10 07 June 4 200 7 9 00 am Why DOJ is Destroying America s Best PI 5 31 07 May 7 200 7 1 30 pm US News World Report Looking for Troubl e 5 7 07 Black Hole in George Tenent s Universe 5 3 07 February 21 200 7 1 30 pm CNN TWA800 Coverage on YouTube 1 21 07 Katie Couric on YouTube 1 21 07 January 30 200 7 11 00 am How Sandy Berger Paid Back The GOP 1 29 07 Not Much Discovery at Discovery Channel 1 30 07 January 2 7 200 7 9 00 am The Best Evidence 1 27 07 January 2 5 200 7 9 00 am Goddard Journal Physical Evidence 1 25 07 January 24 200 7 9 00 am WND The Secret for which Sandy Risked his all 1 18 07 Flight 800 The Rosetta Jack Screw 12 28 06 Jet with Anti Missile System Leaves LAX 1 16

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  • The Flight 800 Investigation
    New data prove CIA zoom climb a fraud Part 2 270 people saw plane shot out of the sky Part 3 Richard Clarke s politicized exit strategy Part 4 1 secret the Times has kept Part 5 What Jamie Gorelick knew Part 6 Shrapnel evidence from victims holds key Part 7 How the FBI misled the public Part 8 An inconvenient truth for Al Gore July 14 200 6 8 30 am Dr Wetli to Retire as Medical Examiner 7 14 06 July 13 200 6 3 30 pm New FOIA Lawsuit by FIRO 7 13 06 TWA Crew Memorial 7 13 06 July 12 200 6 3 30 pm How the FBI Misled the Public 7 12 06 CNN Presents How TWA Flight 800 Could Happen Again 7 12 06 July 11 200 6 10 00 am Shrapnel Evidence from Victims Holds Key 7 11 06 July 10 200 6 5 00 pm What Jamie Gorlick Knew 7 10 06 Memorial 7 10 06 July 5 200 6 4 00 pm Remember US TWA Employees Family 7 4 06 June 28 200 6 10 30 pm WSJ AT WAR by Louis J Freeh 6 25 06 June 21 200 6 1 30 pm Flight 800 Memorial In Place 6 21 06 No additional Flight 800 Records will be released 3 11 06 June 12 200 6 3 30 pm Ray Lahr 10 Year Commemoration of Flight 800 5 31 06 NTSB to Investigate Apparent 727 Fuel Tank Explosion 5 24 06 April 21 200 6 3 30 pm Sephton Looses FOIA Appeal 3 31 06 April 8 200 6 11 30 am Flight 800 Google Earth Project 4 8 06 April 5 200 6 8 30 am Mike Wire Eyewitness 4 5 06 March 27 200 6 5 30

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  • NTSB Exhibit 4A - Witness Group Factual Report
    for the period encompassing the TWA accident were obtained and a review was conducted of the maintenance records pertaining to failure of the P 3 transponder which occurred during the in transit flight on July 17 1996 From this portion of the investigation verification was established that the P 3 aircraft involved was a standard anti submarine configured P 3C en route to a preplanned and scheduled exercise with a submarine off the Virginia coast and had over flown the accident site prior to the accident The flight was several miles to the south when they heard of the accident via air traffic control radio communication The aircraft commander turned the aircraft around and descended to offer assistance if needed After about 15 minutes in the accident area it was determined by others that the P 3 was not needed and the flight continued to the south to conduct the scheduled exercise The P 3 had suffered a transponder failure en rout prior to the TWA event and the on board technician attempted to affect repairs He was unsuccessful and the unit was removed when the aircraft returned to Brunswick and sent to depot level maintenance It was also learned that the only ordinance or what could be construed as ordinance aboard the aircraft was deployable anti submarine warfare sensors No offensive defensive or other types of weapons were carried III DOCKERS PHOTOGRAPH A copy of a photograph taken by a witness Linda Cabot at Dockers Restaurant on Long Island was supplied by the FBI along with the other documents The photograph had a light spot in one upper corner which was of interest as to its evidentiary significance The witness group made a trip to Dockers which was closed for the season and verified that the photograph was taken at that location on a heading of approximately 030 degrees magnetic heading and that the TWA 800 accident site was approximately 200 degrees magnetic heading 10 miles from the restaurant The photographer supplied the witness group with information that the photograph was taken between 2020 and 2040 EDT July 17 1996 The camera used was a Cannon EOS 7000 the film was Fuji 35MM ASA 400 and the lens was a telephoto 35 80 set at 35 wide angle Further analysis of the photograph was attempted by Safety Board personnel and no determination as to content could be achieved partly due to the material being a copy A copy of the FBI analysis was requested on December 19 1996 but has not been received IV WITNESS MATRIX A witness matrix work sheet was created for the purpose of charting witness information The work sheet was divided into two parts Part A was documentation concerning light streaks and part B was documentation concerning explosions Each witness was assigned a location code for the purpose of translating their location to a grid map According to information provided by other NTSB investigative groups the time between the initial onset of the accident sequence and the evolution of the fireball was approximately 50 seconds A review of witness data provided information that the persons who observed streaks observed them in conjunction with the fireball None of the witnesses who saw streaks said they observed the accident aircraft and were unaware of the origin of the fireball until after the accident The following is the information derived from the database The database contains information concerning 458 witness interviews Based on the data 183 witnesses said they saw a streak of light 201 said they saw one or more explosions 100 said they heard one or more explosions and 339 said they saw a fireball Of the 183 who observed a streak of light 102 gave information about the origin of the streak Six said the streak originated from the air and 96 said that it originated from the surface Of the 96 who said it originated from the surface 40 said it originated from the sea and 10 said it originated from land Of the 183 who said they saw a streak of light 146 provided a description of the path taken by the streak Seventy seven said it was ascending 11 said it was descending 47 said it both ascended and descended 9 described it as level and 2 said it both ascended and was level Sixty four witnesses reported a compass direction of travel or gave sufficient information so that a direction of travel could be resolved It was not possible to refine direction due to variance in witness location North 7 Southeast 12 West 18 Northeast 2 South 7 Northwest 3 East 12 Southwest 3 Color of the streak Forty four said it was red 33 said it was orange 23 said it was orange red 24 said it was white 2 said it was white orange 7 said it was yellow 7 said it was yellow orange 2 said it was white orange and one said it was yellow red Finally one witness said the streak of light was green One hundred twenty eight witnesses reported an immediate end of the streak 85 described it ending in an explosion 32 said it ended in a fireball and 11 said it ended in a flash Of the 201 witnesses who said they saw an explosion 39 said they saw 2 or more explosions Of the 39 who said they saw more than 1 explosion 11 said they saw 2 explosions and one saw 3 explosions Of the witnesses who said they saw an explosion 38 reported it was orange 17 said it was red 16 said it was orange red 7 said white 7 said yellow orange 2 said yellow 2 said yellow red 1 said orange red and one said it was white yellow orange Of the witnesses who said they saw a second explosion 5 said it was orange 3 said it was orange red 3 said white 3 said yellow 2 said red and 1 yellow orange One hundred

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