|May 26, 2000
OFFICIAL LIES ON TWA 800 EXPOSED
by Reed Irvine
The recently released FBI reports of their interviews of eyewitnesses
to the downing of TWA Flight 800 contain enough dynamite to blow the lid
off the FBI-NTSB-CIA-DOD cover-up of the cause of the crash of TWA Flight
800 on July 17, 1996. The FBI wouldn't even let the
Hundreds of eyewitnesses saw TWA Flight 800 crash off the southern coast
of Long Island, and what they saw was widely reported by the print and
electronic media at the time. The FBI took control of the investigation
and refused to let the NTSB interview eyewitnesses. No
Now the CIA's work is undermined by the FBI eyewitness reports, together with appendix FF, a transcript of an NTSB witness group discussion on how the CIA decided that all the eyewitnesses who said they saw anything resembling a missile were wrong.
An unidentified CIA analyst said they had been trying to figure out what source there could be for the streak of light that 260 eyewitnesses said they had seen. At 10 p.m. on Dec. 30, 1996, he got the idea "that you can explain what the eyewitnesses are seeing with only the burning aircraft." Eureka! Claim that everyone mistook the burning aircraft for a missile that caused it to blow up, and that gets rid of the problem created by those 260 eyewitnesses who saw a streak of light. "Analyst" based his great idea on the FBI reports on their interviews of one eyewitness, who, he said, "may be one eyewitness" who saw the entire incident.
That one eyewitness is Michael Wire, a machinery expert who was working on a new drawbridge on Beach Lane, a road running from Westhampton, Long Island, to the beach. Wire's FBI report says that standing on the bridge, looking toward the beach, he saw a white light just above the rooftop of a house about 900 feet away, ascending from the ground at about a 40 degree angle. It "sparkled" and he thought it was fireworks. It "zig zagged" as it traveled upward and was going south-southeast when it "arched over" and disappeared from view. Two or three seconds later he saw an orange light that appeared to be a fireball in the sky about half a mile away. It was falling at about a 30-degree angle, with a fire trail burning behind it. According to Wire, the fireball disappeared behind a house two houses away from the one where he saw the white light. He then heard the first and loudest of four explosions. It shook the bridge. Eight or nine seconds later he heard two more explosions followed by a fourth a second later.
"Analyst" says that Wire was one of the few eyewitnesses who saw TWA 800, minus its nose, climbing 3000 feet. That does not appear in Wire's interview, and he told me that is not true. He said he saw the plane blow up and immediately go down. He believes that what he saw was a missile and that the theory that a fuel explosion initiated the crash is false.
"Analyst" said that CIA's analysis was driven largely by Wire, "who
gave us reference points," the house behind which he had seen "a white
light for about 15 seconds" and the other house behind which "a small fireball"
disappeared from view. "He was an important eyewitness