of TWA800 Hearing
Many eyewitnesses saw a missile streak from the
surface towards TWA800 prior to the fuel tank explosion. That was an
obstacle to the mechanical failure theory. CIA Agent #1 was alone at his
computer at 10:00 p.m. on December 30, 1996, when he had an epiphany.
Perhaps he could discount what the eyewitnesses had seen with a
zoom-climb hypothesis. Supposedly, the eyewitnesses only saw the
trailing flames of TWA800 after the nose was blown off and it
miraculously zoom-climbed from 13,800 to 17,000 feet.
Agent #1 promptly notified the FBI, and both the FBI and the NTSB joined
in support of the zoom-climb hypothesis. With the help of the FBI and
NTSB, the CIA prepared a video animation of the zoom-climb.
Then, while the NTSB investigation was still under way, the FBI
and CIA preempted the NTSB by showing the video animation on national
TV. It was presented as an
authoritative conclusion even though there was no evidence to support
it. Not a single eyewitness
supported the CIA's interpretation of their reports, and Boeing promptly
denied any knowledge of the data used for the animation. In fact, the
NTSB and CIA had never even interviewed these eyewitnesses, and no
eyewitnesses were subsequently allowed to testify at the public
hearings. Only the FBI had
talked to most of the eyewitnesses, and after the interviews the, FBI
hid their identity.
the NTSB uses a party process, and a group should have been formed to
determine the trajectory of TWA800 after the explosion.
Not this time. A
single NTSB technician, using his own personal computer program and
secret input data, produced three more video animations that were later
presented at the NTSB public hearing.
Any kid who can write a computer game program could have done as
much if he didn't have to show the data and the formulas used.
sad part is that the zoom-climb has never been verified by an
independent party. That is
just not the way an accident investigation should be conducted.
Any conclusion reached without presenting the supporting evidence
is worthless. I am asking
for the data and calculations used by the CIA and NTSB for their
zoom-climb so that I can find their error.
Actually, there was no zoom-climb.
developing our case thus far, the points briefly summarized above have
required about 500 pages of documentation, 25 affidavits from expert
witnesses, and several video clips of our own. This evidence proves that
the zoom-climb never happened, and furthermore, this evidence has never
been refuted by the NTSB. We
prepared a Power Point presentation of this evidence for our hearing,
but we were not given time to show it.
Judge Matz reasoned that he had already seen most of the evidence
since it was contained in the filed documents (see our website at
Matz is not being asked to rule on the zoom-climb itself. Judge Matz is
only ruling on whether or not the data and calculations used for the
zoom-climb should be revealed to us as per our FOIA request.
He is especially interested in the points and authorities
pertaining to that decision. He presented both parties with a simplified
form on which to itemize the specific items requested including their
Description/Category, Exemption (Legal Basis), Exemption (Actual Basis),
and Production (Basis). Both
parties must complete the submission within 28 days.
Matz also requested that the NTSB send the data and calculations in
dispute to him en camera within 10 days. He is considering the
appointment of a neutral expert who can assist him in the technical
interpretation of the data
Judge Matz has not decided whether or not another hearing will be necessary before he renders his decision.
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