Associated Retired Aviation Professionals

Beyond the Unexplained w/ Janet Russell
Cmdr. William Donaldson 's Flight 800 Interview

Cmdr. William Donaldson (USN Ret.) discusses the facts concerning one of the worst air disasters off the southern shorelines of Long Island the tragedy of TWA Flight 800 on July 17th, 1996.

Cmdr. William S. Donaldson, USN Retired, has challenged the official NTSB position on the cause of the crash of TWA Flight 800 in a series of letters to James Hall, Chairman of the NTSB between April 1997 and today. Over the past three years, Cmdr. Donaldson has been working with other Associated Retired Aviation Professionals, including some previous crash investigators 
as well as persons inside the NTSB investigation itself. Cmdr. Donaldson has extensive experience as a Naval crash investigator and he and others have concluded that the NTSB's explanation of the Center Wing Tank explosion is not credible. With the help of these other concerned aviation professionals, Cmdr. Donaldson has produced an extensive report on the cause of the crash. 
The initial Interim Report was delivered to the House Aviation Subcommittee on July 16th, 1998.

Recently uncovered information now shows that TWA Flight 800 could have been shot down by one or more shoulder-fired missiles. The FBI was briefed by military missile experts in the Fall of 1996 that Flight 800 was well within the range of a shoulder fired missile.  The FBI conducted a covert dredging operation for stinger missile parts between November 1996 and April 1997. 
Cmdr. Donaldson brought this new evidence to the House Aviation Subcommittee in testimony on May 6, 1999. Unfortunately, the major media and the Congress are content to swallow the official line without question.

Janet Russell, host of Beyond the Unexplained, co-host to night Search and eyewitness to the tragedy of Flight 800, interviewed him in 1998 when it becane apparent that Cmdr. William Donaldson’s evidence did not support the story we all heard from the FBI, the NTSB and the CIA.

Now, for the first time ever, this special 30-minute presentation of Beyond the Unexplained is available to the public for $10.00 (plus $3.20 shipping/handling). 

All proceeds generated from the sale of this video will be donated by Janet Russell to the Flight 800 Memorial Fund.

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The Associated Retired Aviation Professionals, formed in early 1997, are former military, civilian, and aviation professionals who organized to independently investigate the downing of TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996. 

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