Skip to comments.TWA Flight 800 crash not due to gas tank explosion, say former investigators
Posted on 06/19/2013 10:12:41 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
The reconstruction of TWA Flight 800's fuselage. (Daniel Brooks/Epix) The producers of an upcoming documentary on TWA Flight 800which exploded and crashed into the waters off Long Island, N.Y., on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on boardclaim to have proof that an explosion outside the Paris-bound flight caused the crash. And six former investigators who took part in the film say there was a cover-up and want the case reopened.
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This should be another interesting thread
Gee, you mean there was a coverup? The government lied to us? I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya.
So why would CIA agents be taking part in a domestic airline explosion investigation now...?
Wasn’t there multiple eyewitness accounts of a missile strike?
is this the one where witnesses saw a rocket hit the plane
Sounds like confirmation of what a lot of us thought at the time and still do today.
Well, you know the hundreds of eyewitnesses who saw the explosion were all lying? Right?
No way a conspiracy *this* big could ever exist. There are just too many people involved to pull it off.
Now, which is bigger, a 747 full of people or a PDF file of a supposed birth certificate?
TWA Flight 800 bump for later.......
I remember James Kallstrom, the FBI lead investigator for the TWA 800 crash, changed his mind about the missile. In the beginning he said it was a missile, then he changed his tune right after that.
He retired from the FBI after this investigation after about 35 years of service.
He then became an investment banker with a Wall Street firm.
That’s how you know he was turned from the truth. How does a career gumshoe land an investment banking gig?
Can you say, “payoff”? I knew you could.
Obama getting back at the CIA?
I can’t wait to see what Jack Cashill has to say and write about this!
I have my boarding pass stub from TWA 800 from earlier in 1996 tacked to my office wall.
Reason #1 why I haven’t flown commercial since ‘96. If I can’t drive, and CCW, I don’t need to go there.
Supposedly, TWA 800 documents were among those stolen from the National Archives by “Sandy Burgler.”
Don’t be surprised when the government comes back and says “we have no record of anything like that.”
Finally those involved fess up — why now???
Same date s TWA 800 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17_July_Revolution
Radar tapes from JFK and BOS were confiscated that showed live fire military exercises off the coast of long island when it happened.
More likely little barry bastard boy is getting a dig into slick willie, for the recent dissing.
Liquid fuel vapors will only combust within a certain range of concentrations; too “lean”, they won’t burn, too “rich”, they won’t burn.
Remember “flooded carburetors”? Too rich a mixture.
I would think that the air in any fuel tank would have about as much fuel vaporized into it as physically possible ... therefore, how could it ignite?
Note it was a election year, and if Clinton thought it was terrorism, it could intrude on his plans.
I don’t trust the government at all! But so far, there is no proof. Maybe the people who were forcibly silenced will be able to tell the truth.
That is old school thinking. Eyewitnesses are only reliable for determining guilt or innocence in a court of law. According to our government, we cannot rely on witnesses.
They have nothing on Obama and his homeys.
Well if you hit the gas tank with a SAM , just saying.
It was the Clintons then and elections were looming, so couldn’t be terrorists right.
Huh, kinda sounds familiar
I could be wrong, but didn’t they pull him back for some part of the 9/11 investigation?
Also, as long as these guys are now spilling their guts, there was that egyptian jumbo jet out of nyc about a year later where it was jihaded down by the pilot, but that story changed later. Killed 211 in the atlantic
No coverup here. Just some rogue agents in Cincinnati.
Know what u mean. But the reservation is shrinking. What are we going to do when the noose encircles our lives completely?
“What difference does it make??!!!?”
I bet it was the same Lying Liarton’s that saw a middle eastern dude running away from the Murrah building in OKC. Those liars get around. /s
Then the “fourth box” becomes the only option remaining.
Within a couple of days of TWA Flt. 800 going down Kallstrom was summoned to Washington. It was after his return from Washington that he got behind the exploding empty fuel tank theory to the exclusion of all other possible causes. Kallstrom got his marching orders from his handlers at FBI headquarters.
I never believed this was an “accident” this had to do with some kind of missile test gone wrong and it hit the plane..there were eyewitnesses who saw something flying towards the plane..but of course Slick Willy had to cover it up
Never a doubt in my mind.
This was a terrorist attack using some type of ManPad off a boat.
twa 800 is to clinton as benghazi is to obama
“Finally those involved fess up why now?”
Because Clinton is running for President 2016, and TWA 800 was the Clintons’ first Benghazi.
Obamatollah and his Merry Marxists are betting on the adage, “Two points make a line.”
They’ll pop the lid on the TWA 800, then try tagging the Benghazi coverup on her too.
The Sikorsky SH-53D flown by the USMC used to employ 500 gallon fiberglass ferry tanks to extend their range. Navy & USAF CH-53s had external tanks and did not need the ferry tanks.
However, after a USMC -53 was blown out of the sky by an exploding ferry tank, use of these tanks was prohibited. The accident investigation board believed that the crew chief removed the fill cap to check fuel level. Static electricity and inadequate grounding procedures most likely ignited the fuel vapors.
Jet fuel has lower vapor pressure than gasoline. Whereas the air over gasoline in a closed tank will become too rich to be explosive, jet fuel in a tank(Kerosine), with its lower vapor pressure, does have an explosive air mix in the tank.
We were investigating the possibility of flying our -53s to Europe and first tried the equivalent flight legs from North Carolina to Homestead, FL to Grand Turk to Roosevelt Roads, PR. We had to get special permission and give additional training to flight crews before we were allowed to use those 500 gall fiberglass ferry tanks.
An “empty” (having previously contained fuel) jet fuel tank will very definitely explode.
"102 [eyewitnesses] 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."
I never really bought into the “gas tank explosion” conspiracy theory. I think that and the Egypt Air crash were both terrorist attacks OR “dry” runs for the future Sept 11th terror attacks.
RE: Your post 44
You make very good points. I would never put it past Obama to do it.
El Moslemo and his cabal work in mysterious ways, but now that his mask has slipped, even bystanders can see his inner jihadi.
Great book, love how he tied up the ending.