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  • Officials Feared Terrorism After TWA Crash

    07/14/2006 4:16:56 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 40 replies · 1,209+ views
    President Bill Clinton's national security adviser says the administration prepared to strike in the Middle East after the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800. Anthony Lake told CNN officials thought terrorists might have brought the plane down a few minutes after it took off from Kennedy International Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that vapors in the fuel tank exploded, and found the crash accidental. "We especially wanted to look for an Iranian connection," Lake told "CNN Presents." Bombs placed by terrorists were blamed for two earlier crashes of Boeing 747s on trans-Atlantic routes. They were the 1985 crash...
  • Planes Still Flying With Same Problem As TWA 800 - Airlines Resist FAA Changes

    07/14/2006 3:47:47 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 58 replies · 1,136+ views
    CNN ^ | 14 July 2006 | Ben Burnstein
    (CNN) -- Ten years after the explosion of TWA Flight 800, the very problem that led to the disaster still has not been fully fixed -- despite a warning from the Federal Aviation Administration that it is "virtually certain to occur" again without additional safeguards. In fact, the FAA predicts that without its recommended safety changes four more TWA-type disasters are likely to happen over the next 50 years. While the FAA has not yet made a final decision, Boeing, which has built nearly three-fourths of the jetliners in use around the world, told CNN it will install a nitrogen...
  • 'Pierre Salinger Syndrome' And The TWA 800 Conspiracies

    07/13/2006 3:02:34 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 78 replies · 2,245+ views
    CCC ^ | 13 July 2006 | Jeffery Reid
    ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Bolstered by eyewitness accounts and the Internet, the explosion of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of New York 10 years ago spawned a slew of sinister conspiracy theories, most notably the belief that a missile from a U.S. Navy ship was responsible. So prevalent were these theories that the term "Pierre Salinger Syndrome" - the belief that everything on the Internet is true - entered the lexicon. For investigators, the conspiracy theories wasted time and diverted valuable resources. Investigators ultimately determined that Flight 800 was the victim of a center fuel tank explosion, most likely...
  • Free Flow: If The Fuel Tanks On Airplanes Could Talk

    07/12/2006 11:09:51 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 37 replies · 1,537+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 12 July 2006 | Don Phillips
    Ten years ago this month, a Boeing 747 was climbing away from New York, headed for Paris, when an explosion ripped off the front section and sent fiery debris and bodies plunging into the Atlantic Ocean, just off Long Island. Few crashes before or since Trans World Airlines Flight 800 have produced as many conspiracy theories, which included terrorists, stray missiles and meteorites. Hundreds of U.S. agents spent four years chasing down thousands of leads. In the end, they agreed with accident investigators that an exploding fuel tank had caused the disaster, killing 230 people. But a decade later, steps...
  • Aurora Father Still Wants Answers

    07/12/2006 8:54:19 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 21 replies · 929+ views
    Beacon News ^ | 12 July 2996
    Doomed TWA Flight 800 took his daughter, 2 granddaughters Ten years after the rain came, Wayne Rogers is still waiting for answers. He does not question why 17 inches of water fell from the sky, flooding his home in Lakeside of Sans Souci and destroying most of his possessions. Act of God. Mother Nature. Inadequate drainage. End of discussion. But that Flood of 10,000 Years — the anniversary of which is coming up next week — is nothing more than a footnote to the tragedy that forever changed Rogers' life on that awful date. That's because July 17, 1996, is...
  • Shrapnel Evidence From Victims Holds Key

    07/11/2006 9:34:06 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 13 replies · 1,449+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11 July 2006 | Graeme Sephton
    From August 1996 until October 1997, the FBI prefaced nearly every Flight 800 news update with the assertion that its agents were intensively scrutinizing the evidence to determine whether the initial explosion was a bomb, a missile or the result of a mechanical failure, specifically in the fuel tank. Six years of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI has now established that the most precise characterization of the explosion was provided by the victims themselves. Because the reports of many witnesses described a missile-like object rising from the surface, the FBI swarmed to Long Island and took...
  • NTSB MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CRASH OF TWA 800

    07/11/2006 5:24:00 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 9 replies · 697+ views
    Washington DC - With the 10th anniversary of the crash of TWA Flight 800 approaching, the National Transportation Safety Board today released a fact sheet that reviews lessons learned from the accident investigation and the progress toward ensuring that similar tragedies do not happen in the future. The Board's review found that significant safety improvements have been implemented over the past ten years, but that more needs to be done to avoid another accident like TWA 800. TWA 800, a Boeing 747, crashed on July 17, 1996, minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on a flight to...
  • U.S.-Mexico merger opposition intensifies

    07/10/2006 5:51:15 AM PDT · by brain bleeds red · 141 replies · 1,719+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 9, 2006 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Are secret meetings being held between the corporate and political elites of the U.S., Mexico and Canada to push North America into a European Union-style merger? Is President Bush's reluctance to control the border and enforce laws requiring deportation of foreigners who enter the country illegally part of a master plan to all but eliminate borders between the U.S., Canada and Mexico? Does the agenda of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America include a common currency that would scrap the dollar in favor of what some are calling the "amero"? It may be the biggest story...
  • CNN Presents Reveals How TWA Flight 800 Could Happen Again

    Ten Years Later, Government Safety Experts Warn More Explosions, Loss of Life ‘Virtually Certain’ Twelve minutes into a July 17, 1996, Paris-bound flight from New York’s JFK International Airport with 230 passengers on board, TWA Flight 800 exploded and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean. There were no survivors. Ten years later, CNN Presents will air a two-hour documentary on the disaster and reveal why government officials say similar catastrophes are “virtually certain to occur.” CNN Presents: No Survivors – Why TWA 800 Could Happen Again will premiere on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m., with a replay at 10 p.m....
  • A Decade After TWA Flight 800 Crashed, It's Safer To Fly

    07/09/2006 12:12:49 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 36 replies · 1,138+ views
    Newsday ^ | 8 July 2006 | Sylvia Adcock
    In the decade since TWA Flight 800 exploded off Long Island's South Shore, flying on commercial airlines has grown so much safer that the risk of dying in a plane crash has plunged to its lowest level in history. Improvements in technology and training -- and an added focus on safety spawned by Flight 800 in July 1996 and the ValuJet crash in Florida two months earlier -- have helped usher in an unprecedented period of air safety, experts say. In the past five years, the accident rate "has been brought to the brink of extinction," said Arnold Barnett, a...
  • Questions Remain 10 Years After Flight 800

    07/08/2006 8:31:14 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 106 replies · 2,145+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8 July 2006 | Frank Eltman
    SHIRLEY, N.Y. — A little past 8:30 p.m., as the blistering July sun melted in the west, a jumbo jet carrying students, honeymooners, businessmen and others to Paris exploded in a fireball, raining carnage into the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island. It had been only a dozen minutes since TWA Flight 800 took off from Kennedy Airport. Initially, investigators were not sure whether the calamity that killed all 230 people aboard the flight on July 17, 1996, was caused by a bomb, a missile or mechanical failure. Just two days before the start of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, it...
  • One Secret The Times Has Kept

    07/06/2006 4:55:42 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 68 replies · 2,805+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6 July 2006 | Jack Cashill
    July 17 marks the 10th anniversary of the destruction of TWA Flight 800, the investigation of which represented the most conspicuous and consequential misdirection of justice in American history. This column is part of an in-depth look at the incident, presenting several compelling reasons why the investigation must be re-opened. "I always start with the premise that the question is, why should we not publish?" said New York Times beleaguered editor Bill Keller. "Publishing information is our job. What you really need is a reason to withhold information." Keller, of course, was defending his paper's decision to expose the government's...
  • As TWA 800 Anniversary Nears, NTSB Reflects On Lessons Learned

    07/05/2006 12:14:06 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 44 replies · 1,214+ views
    With the 10th anniversary of the crash of TWA Flight 800 approaching, last week the National Transportation Safety Board released a fact sheet that reviews lessons learned from the accident investigation... and the progress toward ensuring that similar tragedies do not happen in the future. The Board's review found that significant safety improvements have been implemented over the past ten years, but that more needs to be done to avoid another accident like TWA 800. "The crash of TWA 800 was a watershed event for the air carrier industry," said NTSB Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker. "In the intervening years,...
  • Crash Flaw Unfixed

    06/30/2006 5:05:14 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 64 replies · 1,072+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 30 June 2006 | Brian Kates
    Flight 800 kin furious that '96 disaster didn't make FAA order fuel tank change Nearly a decade after TWA Flight 800 went down off Long Island, killing all 230 people on board, the chief of the National Transportation Safety Board yesterday said industrywide fuel tank problems that caused the crash are "largely unchanged." Acting NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker slammed the Federal Aviation Administration for "moving much too slowly" to require explosion-prevention "inerting" devices that have been on the board's Most Wanted list since shortly after the July 17, 1996, tragedy. "Ten years after the TWA accident, fuel tank inerting systems...
  • THE DOWNING OF TWA FLIGHT 800 Exclusive: Jack Cashill argues new investigation of '96 event ne

    06/22/2006 7:35:47 AM PDT · by drypowder · 159 replies · 3,037+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 22, 2006 | Jack Cashill
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50736
  • Silenced: Flight 800 and the Subversion of Justice, Part 1 [10th Anniv. Warm-up]

    06/22/2006 8:43:39 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 1,321 replies · 10,118+ views
    WND ^ | June 4, 2001 | Jack Cashill
    Editor's note: On the evening of July 17, 1996, at 8:19 p.m., TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747, took off from Kennedy Airport, bound for Paris. At 8:31 p.m., over 730 people watched Flight 800 explode, killing all 230 of the people aboard. Not long afterwards, millions of Americans watched their televisions in fascinated horror as search and rescue crews looked for survivors among the flaming debris. Only dead bodies were recovered. Flight 800 is mostly an ugly memory for people these days. The U.S. government issued an explanation that a fuel tank had somehow exploded. Yet, they flatly denied...
  • Appeals Court Rules No Additional TWA Flight 800 Records Will Be Released

    04/21/2006 11:14:52 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 71 replies · 1,544+ views
    NEWS MEDIA UPDATE - FIRST CIRCUIT - Freedom of Information During nearly six years of litigation, investigators released nearly 600 pages of documents to the families of victims of the TWA flight that exploded shortly after takeoff from New York in 1996. Families of some of the 230 victims killed aboard 1996's deadly TWA Flight 800 will not receive additional documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a federal appeals court has decided. Ruling that the FBI's search satisfied its obligation to conduct a "reasonable" search for documents related to the families' request, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston...
  • Google Map Used to Bolster Missile Claim: Researcher verifies testimony of key FBI witness (TWA 800)

    04/06/2006 8:20:08 AM PDT · by CyberAnt · 138 replies · 3,758+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 5, 2006 | WND
    Researcher verifies testimony of key FBI witnes A researcher of the TWA Flight 800 downing says his use of the map program Google Earth to verify the claims of witnesses bolsters his belief that the 747 jetliner was shot down by a missile, contrary to the official explanation. Robert Donaldson, who has carried on the investigation of his brother, the late Cmdr. William Donaldson, re-interviewed a key witness, Mike Wire, whose testimony was used to create the government's explanation. Nearly 10 years ago, after an extensive investigation, the FBI and National Transportation Safety Board declared "mechanical failure" the cause of...
  • Learning From A Disaster

    02/08/2006 7:47:11 PM PST · by Hal1950 · 21 replies · 769+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 5 February 2006 | Thomas W. Gerdel
    Learning from a disaster Sunday, February 05, 2006 Thomas W. Gerdel Plain Dealer Reporter At about 18 minutes after 8 o'clock on the evening of July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 rumbled down a runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Boeing 747, with 212 passengers and crew of 18 headed for Paris, climbed into a clear sky to about 15,000 feet off Long Island, N.,Y. "Look at that crazy fuel flow indicator there on No. 4, see that?" said the captain. The time was 29 minutes after 8 o'clock. A minute-and-a-half later, the cockpit recorder captured sounds of...
  • HEADS UP! TWA FLIGHT 800 ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

    10/18/2005 6:18:49 PM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 89 replies · 2,508+ views
    Heads up! Seconds From Disaster, TWA Flight 800 (2005) Documentary on National Geographic on now Channel 276 Direct TV