Investigators confident a missile brought down US Passenger jet in 1996 - Shades of a cover up?

Investigators confident a missile brought down US Passenger jet in 1996 - Shades of a cover up?
An illustration of the TWA flight
On July 17, 1996, a few months before the Presidential election pitting President Clinton against challenger Bob Dole, TWA Flight 800 took off from New York's JFK airport on a routine trip to Paris.  Minutes later the aircraft exploded in mid air killing all 230 souls on board.

Suspicions were immediate that it must have been from foul play since aircraft rarely, if ever spontaneously explode while in routine flight. US commercial aircraft are highly regulated and vigorously maintained under the auspices of the FAA, they have a remarkable record of safely transporting millions of passengers each year.

The majority of the rare commercial aviation accidents that do occur can be traced to human error at some level.  There are mechanical failures too...but when was the last time a "mechanical failure" resulted in a commercial jetliner detonating into a fireball in mid air?

Disturbingly, eyewitness accounts claimed they saw a "missile like" streak emanate from the ocean and target the aircraft just prior to the explosion.  In broad daylight over one of the most intensely populated areas of the United States meant there were at least hundreds of witnesses, including individuals with law enforcement and military backgrounds.

But according to the FBI and later an NTSB report 4 years later, there was nothing to see here, just move along.  A spark in a fuel tank caused a spontaneous explosion......That's right, eyewitnesses were told not to believe their own lying eyes, the government had it all under control, what they saw was just a flare from the explosion, not a missile trail. 

Time has a way of winnowing out the truth.   After 17 years, experts are stepping forward who were involved in the original investigation and they have some disturbing stories to tell about an agenda driven investigation aimed at a cover up.

According to a Fox News story:
The half-dozen investigators whose charges will be fleshed out in a documentary set to air July 17 - the anniversary of the crash - say they were never allowed to get at the truth. But they are confident a missile brought down the plane.

"We don't know who fired the missile," said Jim Speer, an accident investigator for the Airline Pilots Association, one of a half-dozen experts seeking a new review of the probe. "But we have a lot more confidence that it was a missile."

The group is comprised of people who worked for the National Transportation Safety Board, TWA and the Airline Pilots Association, all of whom have since retired. All six say that the evidence shows the plane was brought down by a projectile traveling at a high speed.


Couple this with recent scandals involving government officials including the Benghazi scandal, IRS targeting of political opponents, government surveillance of US citizens and the press corps.. People are more prone to believe a cover up occurred than what the government version of the case is.

Take it a step further and compare the timing of this "spontaneous electric explosion" to a "spontaneous demonstration" at our Benghazi embassy just prior to a presidential election and it might not be too much of a stretch to question the motives behind a possible cover up. 


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