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    Re: Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    There were a lot of reports of blast fire in the towers before the planes hit. Just saying that people claiming something doesn't make it any more credible.

    This has "loose change" written all over it. I will watch it, but only if I can find it somewhere free. If it's such an "important" piece, why wouldn't it be free for all to see. This smells like complete BS.
    I have an open mind about this and am willing to listen. Obviously you and Deuce have your minds made up so don't watch the documentary, I don't care.

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    Re: Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I have an open mind about this and am willing to listen. Obviously you and Deuce have your minds made up so don't watch the documentary, I don't care.
    I never figured you for a truther type. Oh well. Were you as "open minded" about Bush being responsible for 9/11 as well?

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    Re: Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Ordinarily I am not into conspiracy theories but this has my attention. Several of the former investigators are alleging a cover up and I think in this instance where there is smoke there may indeed be fire. Clinton was very soft on terrorism and basically just didn't want to deal with it so that adds even more fuel to this fire.

    " Investigators from the first probe of doomed TWA Flight 800 called Wednesday for a new examination of the tragedy, resurrecting old claims that a missile downed the plane.
    A half-dozen people involved in the original inquiry into the July 17, 1996, blast that killed 230 people on a Paris-bound flight out of JFK Airport claimed new evidence supports the oft-suggested missile theory."


    Read more: Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash - NY Daily News
    Oh for the love of mercy why is this conspiracy still alive.

    Is it hard to accept that a short circuit in the wiring of the central wing tank caused a spark that blew up the fuel inside the tank, tearing the plane apart?

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    Re: Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Oh for the love of mercy why is this conspiracy still alive.

    Is it hard to accept that a short circuit in the wiring of the central wing tank caused a spark that blew up the fuel inside the tank, tearing the plane apart?
    Well, yes.

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    Re: Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    This happaned during the Clinton administration so a cover-up is entirely possible.

    I've had a A and P License for 20 years now and remember the TWA explosion.

    Jumbo Jets just don't Detonate in mid-air. It doesn't happen.

    Their explanation was blatantly misleading. Jet-A is basically Kerosene, and is actually difficult to light relative to Gasoline.

    You can put a match out in a bucket of Kerosene.
    Liquid jet-a is hard to ignite, but its vapors are very flammable. The center wing fuel tank was nearly empty of liquid jet-a, but it must of been full of vaporized jet-a after sitting on the hot Tarmac for hours.

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    Re: Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Didn't they say it was a sending unit ? The device that gives the pilots an indication on fuel capacity ?

    Sorry, thats low voltage, low power with a circuit breaker. There is no way a wire to or from the sending unit could produce the heat needed to light a tank full of Jet-A
    The plane was 27 years old. A lot of its wireing was in disrepair and maybe a high voltage wire caused a spark to jump to the low voltage wire of the sending unit, causing a short circuit which provided the spark to ignite the jet a fuel in the center tank.

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    Re: Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I know there are many younger posters for whom this is news, but for those of us who lived through the event, many have known for all these years that it was a coverup from the very moment it happened. Understandable, for the government does not like to admit its mistakes.

    I'm 90% certain it was simply a friendly fire incident by the Navy. Wrong place at the wrong time for 800.

    But some theorize that a VIP was onboard who had angered somebody somewhere. No opinion on that for me, but it is possible.
    Except there were no navy ships in missle range of twa 800 that night, and no radar data of any missile attack.

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    Re: Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Ordinarily I am not into conspiracy theories but this has my attention. Several of the former investigators are alleging a cover up and I think in this instance where there is smoke there may indeed be fire. Clinton was very soft on terrorism and basically just didn't want to deal with it so that adds even more fuel to this fire.
    If in fact it was a terrorist group that did it, why did no one take public support for it?


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    Re: Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash

    As noted by others, the entire episode seemed a bit implausible at the time. IN no small part because I do not believe there is another credible case of an explosion like this on a major jetliner in the last 3 decades. They do not just "blow-up". Outside of deliberate sabotage, or such as a missile, the failures are always mechanical.

    As for doubts about folks recalling what they saw, there were numerous reports of a streak up from the horizon at that time. From normal folks, unrelated.

    And lastly, we have another incident, in the same region, flying out of JFK, exactly two months after 9-11, that reeks of coincidence. American Airlines 587, Nov 12, 2011.

    Nov 12, 2001:
    Plane crashes in Rockaway, New York
    Plane crashes in Rockaway, New York — History.com This Day in History — 11/12/2001

    The explanation given never seemed plausible to me. In both cases I see a huge incentive for the government to make it sound as random accidents, rather than panic the public, illustrating what were severe weaknesses in our methods at the time. Assuming we were not told the truth, naturally.

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    Re: Former investigators 'break silence' about NTSB cover-up of TWA Flight 800 crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    As noted by others, the entire episode seemed a bit implausible at the time. IN no small part because I do not believe there is another credible case of an explosion like this on a major jetliner in the last 3 decades. They do not just "blow-up". Outside of deliberate sabotage, or such as a missile, the failures are always mechanical.

    As for doubts about folks recalling what they saw, there were numerous reports of a streak up from the horizon at that time. From normal folks, unrelated.

    And lastly, we have another incident, in the same region, flying out of JFK, exactly two months after 9-11, that reeks of coincidence. American Airlines 587, Nov 12, 2011.

    Nov 12, 2001:
    Plane crashes in Rockaway, New York
    Plane crashes in Rockaway, New York — History.com This Day in History — 11/12/2001

    The explanation given never seemed plausible to me. In both cases I see a huge incentive for the government to make it sound as random accidents, rather than panic the public, illustrating what were severe weaknesses in our methods at the time. Assuming we were not told the truth, naturally.
    I saw a show called "seconds from disaster" that had a episode about both the air crash in queens, and twa 800. The crash in queens was caused by the pilot putting the plane through a menuver to get out of turbulence caused by the jetwash of the plane in front of him. The menuver was jam the rudder hard in alternating directions. Unfortunatly the stress of the action broke the tail rudder clean off the plane.

    As for twa 800, the show agrees with the investigations conclusion and showed how a short circuit in the wireing located in the center wing tank ignited the jet-a fuel vapors inside the nearly empty tank.

    The show goes through the investigation to show how the conclusions were made.

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