Six whistleblowers blow the lid on TWA flight 800 cover-up
by: J. D. Heyes
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The airline doesn’t exist anymore but theories about what happened to one of its flights 17 years ago have simmered for years. Now, one of the most prominent of those theories has been thrust to the forefront by six former crash investigators who have come forward in a new documentary to challenge the “official” story.
TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747, took off from JFK International Airport in New York City with 230 people aboard on July 17, 1996, enroute to Paris. Moments later the aircraft exploded, raining debris and humanity off the coast of East Moriches, Long Island. Following a four-year investigation, the federal government’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), TWA and others declared that the explosion of a fuel tank was caused by faulty wiring that had short-circuited.
‘Initially, law enforcement officials believed it was a criminal act’