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CIA DECEIVED NATION REGARDING TWA FLIGHT 800, CLAIMS FLIGHT 800 INDEPENDENT RESEARCHERS ORGANIZATION
July 17th, 2003: Flight 800 7-year Anniversary
BOSTON, MA - July 17, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Seven years ago this week,
TWA Flight 800 exploded and crashed off the coast of Long Island, NY.
During the investigation, the CIA created a video explaining eyewitness
reports of a streak of light seen before the crash. This video is
contradicted by documents upon which the video was based, but that were
not available when the video was aired.
The video was shown during a much anticipated FBI press conference and
contained an animation showing Flight 800 climbing after it exploded. The
CIA's narrator said, "nothing in [the eyewitness] statements leads CIA
analysts to conclude that these eyewitnesses in fact saw a missile."
But the witness statements are at odds with this claim.
Witness 73 "believed that she witnessed a missile, which had been fired
from a boat." She saw Flight 800's front section fall away, as depicted
in the CIA video, but only after watching "a 'red streak' [that rose]
up...and intercepted the aircraft."
Witness 88 "stated that the bright red object ran into the airplane
and...struck the plane towards the cockpit area."
These witnesses were not alone. By August of 2000, the National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released two studies showing that over
90% of the witnesses with a clear view of the horizon and who gave
information regarding the streak's origin said it rose off the surface.
Flight 800 exploded two and a half miles up.
Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization (FIRO) believes government
officials should be held accountable for providing misleading information.
Like CIA Chief George Tenet's recent admission of his mistake regarding
the language in the President's State of the Union Address, FIRO demands a
similar statement regarding the now-debunked CIA video.
Today, on the anniversary of the crash, FIRO will be sending a letter
to Director Tenet asking him to explain the CIA's language in the TWA
Flight 800 video.
Formed in April of 1999, FIRO is a group dedicated to uncovering and
publicizing the facts surrounding the crash of TWA Flight 800. Its
membership includes former airline crash investigators, scientists,
engineers, and aviation professionals.
Source of news:
Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization
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