Editor’s Note – TWA flight 800 was shot down! So say so many theorists over the years.
Those of us who were in the area when it happened heard every explanation from a Navy missile misfired, to a deliberate Navy missile barrage, to terrorists on Long Island using man-pads, to the official explanation that old style wire insulation broke down and ignited a fuel tank. But way too many witnesses were told to be quiet; believable witnesses who saw the event.
In light of recent revelations exposing the Federal government as hiding way to much from Americans, or eaves-dropping on their activities to outright infringement of our rights, its hard to discount the conspiracy theories as the musings of crack-pots who run on any kernel or granule of fact and extrapolating them out to some weird extreme.
Then come the whistleblowers, so many whistleblowers, and now, 17 years later, insiders are coming out on how TWA 800 went down.
Was it shot down after all? If it was a terror event, why didn’t the government trust Americans to be able to handle the facts. Maybe if we were allowed to know more, our nation would not be so full of low-information voters. We are adults and we can take it! Stop coddling the public!
We might even understand how the rest of the world lives under the shadow of existentialism – living like you could die by violence on a daily basis.
Here is what a few insiders had to say, and soon you can see the documentary that hinges on the whistleblower accounts and eye witnesses:
Stalcup, joined Wednesday by former NTSB investigator Hank Hughes and former TWA investigator Bob Young, said they had no doubt that a missile was responsible for the plane’s demise.
“What they portrayed as the cause of the accident is not true,” said Hughes. “I’ve conducted hundreds of investigations over a long period of time. If it smells like a rat, and looks like a rat, after a while you get the idea it’s a rat.”
The NTSB issued a statement responding to the reinvestigation request. Conspiracy theories surrounding the plane’s demise began circulating within days of its crash off Long Island.
“While the NTSB rarely re-investigates issues that have already been examined, our investigations are never closed and we can review any new information,” the federal agency said.
Back then, few of us believed the official story.Here is snippet of what you will see soon and an article that explains it further:
TWA Flight 800 Not A Gas Tank Explosion, Say Whistleblowers
A new documentary called “TWA FLIGHT 800” features six whistleblowers who claim the 1996 airline crash was not caused by a gas tank explosion as claimed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
TWA FLIGHT 800 will premiere on the cable network EPIX on July 17, which is the 17th anniversary of the controversial airline crash (video below). The plane mysteriously crashed off the coast of New York, 12 minutes after take-off, killing all 230 people on board.
At the time, former JFK spokesman and ABC News correspondent Pierre Salinger (and other witnesses) claimed to have seen an object possibly hit the plane. Now, the whistleblowers claim they were gagged by the FBI and NTSB from speaking out, reports FoxNews.com.
The whistleblowers are former employees of the NTSB, TWA and the Airline Pilots Association, notes EPIXHD.com.
“This team of investigators who actually handled the wreckage and victims’ bodies, prove that the officially proposed fuel-air explosion did not cause the crash,” say the film’s producers. “They also provide radar and forensic evidence proving that one or more ordinance explosions outside the aircraft caused the crash.”
None of the whistleblowers will say for sure that the plane was shot down.