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TWA 800 an accident, say investigators.
Fox News/ AP ^ | 7/02/2013 | AP

Posted on 07/03/2013 4:13:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill

Current and former federal officials who played key roles in the investigation of one of the nation's worst aviation disasters said Tuesday they stand by their conclusion that the explosion of TWA flight 800 was caused by overheated fuel tank vapors, and not a bomb or missile.

The officials spoke to reporters at a briefing on the National Transportation Safety Board's four-year investigation following the explosion and crash of the Boeing 747 off Long Island, N.Y., on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on board. The board took the usual step of organizing the briefing on an investigation that has been closed for years. That's in response to a new documentary film set to air this month on the 17th anniversary of the tragedy. The film says new evidence points to the often-discounted theory that a missile strike may have downed the jumbo jet.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/02/twa-800-accident-say-investigators/?test=latestnews#ixzz2XyoJDbTM

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crash; twa800
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1 posted on 07/03/2013 4:13:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Right.

/rolleyes


2 posted on 07/03/2013 4:14:43 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: null and void

Ping to Nut Job Conspiracy...


3 posted on 07/03/2013 4:14:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

Our believable government. The brazenest lie ever.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 4:17:56 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: carriage_hill

Too late...the truth has already rolled out.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 4:18:08 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: carriage_hill

They LIED for Clinton, and then the US was attacked
because of their abdication on 911.

THEY BELONG IN PRISON for misprision of felony
and aiding al Qaeda
(even if it is in vogue in the White Hut).


6 posted on 07/03/2013 4:18:37 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: carriage_hill

then why does no one believe this?


7 posted on 07/03/2013 4:23:41 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Westbrook

From the article:

“One of the former investigators who signed the petition, Hank Hughes, was in charge of reconstructing the interior of the aircraft cabin for NTSB from debris recovered from the ocean. Hughes said the board “completely discounted” the accounts of more than 200 witnesses who say they saw a streak of light heading toward the plane before it broke apart.

Standing in the rain outside the NTSB briefing, Hughes also said the plane’s reconstructed fuselage — which reporters were allowed to view after the briefing — has holes consistent with what would be expected from missile shrapnel. Reporters weren’t able to see the holes, he said, because they were on the opposite side of the reconstructed plane, facing away from the board’s briefing area.

Hughes offered no explanation why his former colleagues would deliberately ignore important evidence.

“As far as motivation, who did what and why, we didn’t get into that,” he said. “I don’t know.”

Sooooo, 200+ witnesses didn’t see what they saw. Still.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 4:25:08 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill
I don't know exactly what happened to TWA Flight 800 that night, but after reading many comments from pilots I'm almost 100% certain that it didn't happen the way the government investigators claimed it did.

The fact that you had the FBI and CIA involved in an airline disaster investigation, and that the CIA felt compelled to produce an animated video of an explosion/crash sequence that was comical to anyone who had flown an airplane, made this thing suspicious from the get-go.

9 posted on 07/03/2013 4:25:23 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Timber Rattler; onedoug

It’s why I haven’t flown commercial since 1996. If I can’t drive there (I also CCW), I’m not going.


10 posted on 07/03/2013 4:26:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

What are those Long Islanders going to believe, the official report, or their lying eyes?


11 posted on 07/03/2013 4:30:32 AM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: carriage_hill

If the cause was really the faulty wiring in the center fuel tank of the plane, why weren’t Boeing 747s grounded world-wide to correct the problem?


12 posted on 07/03/2013 4:32:23 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: carriage_hill

We were watching the news the night it happened, and heard from multiple eyewitnesses that night. I call bullshit on this. These people are covering their butts. They really have no choice.

It’s Clinton’s fault. He demanded the coverup for election purposes IMO.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 4:33:03 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: carriage_hill
Of COURSE it was an accident ...

They meant to scare 'em ... not shoot 'em down.

oops ... sorrey.

14 posted on 07/03/2013 4:34:00 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: OldNewYork

The Gov’t sure doesn’t want any eyewitnesses messing-up the “official story”, does it?


15 posted on 07/03/2013 4:34:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

The fuel tank explosion explanation also raises the question of why all 747’s worldwide were not grounded until a fix could be effect.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 4:35:33 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: JohnG45

BINGO! Now they take a worldwide fleet of 787s out-of-service because of a warm battery?


17 posted on 07/03/2013 4:36:32 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

What does the NSA say?


18 posted on 07/03/2013 4:38:01 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: carriage_hill

If this case was so cut and dried, why did the government threaten multiple witnesses who contradicted the official story?

The government has been proven many times now to have lied, not just about this case but in many cases; the latest being the “rogue” IRS agent story. Once someone is shown to be a compulsive lier, you can never trust anything they say. The government now exists not to serve the people, but to protect itself from the people.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 4:38:02 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: rockinqsranch

Well, it seems that we are all in agreement...


20 posted on 07/03/2013 4:38:08 AM PDT by Wingy
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