|WTNH - Channel 8
November 15, 2000
What really happened to TWA Flight 800?
(WTNH, Nov. 14, 2000 11:20 PM) - A Connecticut woman is leading the
Last summer, the government closed the book on the case, blaming
But one victim's sister Marge Gross and many others still insist a
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According to the FBI, 98 percent of the plane was uncovered from the
But, Gross believes the FBI is lying to cover-up the real reason the
"I sat at his casket before he was buried and promised him that no
More than four years later, Marge Gross is still trying to fulfill
She's launched her own investigation into the crash of TWA Flight 800
"I remember looking at it and thinking, even in the dark, my God, how
Investigations by the FBI and the National Transportation Safety
Gross doesn't believe that.
"The longer this goes on, my whole being says this is a cover-up,"
The former TWA flight attendant has recruited a team of volunteer
"Not only is it a puzzle, but it's a mysterious puzzle," says Dr. Tom Stalcup.
Doctor Stalcup first became interested in the missile theory after
There's also the compelling testimony of 700 witnesses who watched
"Had I never seen what I saw that night, I wouldn't doubt the FBI and
From the porch of his beach house on Long Island, Paul Angelides saw
"Then my impression became that I was watching some sort of military
Stalcup says that based on his calculations the boat Angelides saw
It's one of the few ships the FBI never identified.
"The closest ship to the crash, not being able to identify that ship,
James Kallstrom led the FBI's investigation into the crash. He says
"The plane climbed 3,000 feet or so, it was spewing flames," says Angelides.
"I don't buy it. That air-craft was way out there, way out there.
Kallstrom calls the witness testimony "circumstantial evidence" and
"I have no idea why these people say what they say. They should take
"This whole thing that the government has done is preposterous," says
For the first time, Major Fred Meyer agreed to sit down for an in-
He was in a helicopter the night of the crash on a training mission
"Right there, to my left-front, I saw a streak of light, red-orange
Based on his experiences as a pilot in Vietnam, Meyer says that what
"When you've seen missiles fly across the sky, and I've seen a lot of
"It's nonsense, it's stupid. It has no basis in fact at all," says Kallstrom.
"It may be 100 years before the people know the truth about this. But
"There's no way I would lie- to cover up, what? To cover up the death
Doctor Stalcup thinks he knows friendly fire.
He points to radar data showing Navy ships moving away from the crash
He visits Long Island regularly to talk with witnesses and search for
"What else can you do? You cannot get all these people back," says
People like Andy Krukar.
"He said 'If I die tomorrow, I'm a happy man. I have the love of my
Those were Krukar's parting words to his sister as he boarded the
For his sister, it's a heartbreaking question that must be answered.
Why were Krukar's hopes and dreams snatched away during the happiest
"I won't stop until I find out," says Gross.
Gross has sent the clothes her brother wore that day to a laboratory
She's also talking with attorneys and she plans to file a wrongful
The family of the pilot of Flight 800 has told her they want to join
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