|November 18, 1997
Boeing's Press Release after
the release of the CIA Video
"The FBI's assessment that it has not found any criminal evidence
investigation of the loss of TWA Flight 800 does not change the
The Boeing Company role in the continuing effort to determine
cause of this tragedy.
The role of The Boeing Company in the investigation remains the
it has been since the earlyhours following the tragedy. We continue
assist the National Transportation Safety Board in their effort
determine what happened and we will keep providing whatever information
and resources we can to help in that effort, including participating
the upcoming public hearing.
Boeing provided information about the design, operation and performance
of the 747 to the FBI throughout their entire investigation.
Boeing was not involved in the production
of the video shown today, nor
have we had the opportunity to obtain a
copy or fully understand the
data used to create it.
While we provided basic aerodynamic information
to assist in the CIA's
analysis of the airplane's performance,
we are not aware of the data
that was used to develop the video.
The video's explanation of the eyewitness
observations can be best
assessed by the eyewitnesses themselves.
Since the beginning of the investigation, Boeing has never subscribed
any one theory. Our role continues to be in determining how and
tragedy occurred. We remain committed to that goal."
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