Associated Retired Aviation Professionals

  Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization


Contact: Thomas Stalcup, Ph.D., 508-564-7631, 508-759-9500,

Independent Group Will Release TWA 800 Probable Cause Determination
Falmouth, MA  October 02, 2003

Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization (FIRO) will release their
probable cause determination for the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 on
October 8th at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.  FIRO
claims that their findings account for the evidence more completely than
the government’s theory of a spark inside a fuel tank.

TWA Flight 800 exploded and crashed off the coast of Long Island, NY in
the summer of 1996.  Federal investigators took four years to release an
ultimately inconclusive final report.  FIRO has documented evidence the
government concealed, omitted, and misrepresented during the
investigation.  Much of this evidence is used by FIRO to buttress their

According to FIRO Chairman Dr. Thomas Stalcup, “the evidence speaks for
itself and is quite convincing, once it’s all on the table.”  Stalcup will
be announcing the probable cause during a talk on the crash sponsored by
Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Power of One organization.  Power
of One is a group that aims to increase awareness of the importance of
individual acts.

The talk at WPI is free and open to the public.  It will focus on the
government’s mishandling of key pieces of evidence that conflicted with a
preconceived crash scenario.  That evidence will then be shown to support
a theory for the crash that accounts for nearly all of the available

Talk Title: TWA Flight 800 and Official Obfuscation
Place: WPI Campus Center: Odeum A
Date and Time: October 8, 2003 at 7:00 PM

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