From: Donald Nibert - family member
To: Rob Chamberlin
member for the Honorable John J. Duncan
- House Aviation Subcommittee
December 16, 1999
Sorry to be taking up your time, but there is a very important issue
been on my mind for quite some time that I would like you to discuss
Chairman Duncan, House Aviation Subcommitte. Actually, because
of this issue I
have been unable to sleep very well for the past 3½ years.
I am talking about
2 to 3 hours of sleep a night at the maximum.
On July 17th ,1996, my wife and I lost our youngest daughter (16 years
TWA Flight 800. Of course, we both have gone through an extended
grief and have finally accepted our and her loss if that is possible.
was great, but her's was even greater for she lost all she had, her
Throughout this time period all the governmental agencies that we had
with have been very kind and considerate to us and all the other families.
concern is that the cause of this accident be established without a
shadow of a
doubt. I do not want my life and the lives of my other children
disrupted by the release of new information about this tragedy on a
basis as was the case in the John Kennedy assassination.
I request that the whole truth be released and that their can be no
a cover-up. Up to this point in time, I do not feel that this
is the case.
There has been entirely to many statements made by the Navy, NTSB,
and FBI that
have been false and changed at a later date. Case in point, I
was in a meeting
in the Ramade Inn on July 20th, 1996, where a Navy officier stated
that there were no Navy assests within 185 miles of the crash site
at the time
of the crash. Eight months later it was stated that 3 submarines
were in the
immediate area. Very recently, it has been established from expanded
data released by the NTSB that 24 to 30 large ships near the crash
a 25 mile circle) moved in formation into the closed military restrected
W-105, at the time of the crash.
Something is not right. All of this and many other discrepencies
trouble me a
great deal. What other information is being withheld. I
am of the opinon that
our government owes the victims, victim's families, and the American
truth. Questions raised by some independent investigators need
to be addressed
not just ignored. Would you please request that Chairman Duncan
questions raised by Cmdr. Donaldson and have the FBI and NTSB provide
to them. If there is a meeting to discuss these question, I would
that my wife and I be allowed to attend. All we want is the truth.
Navy was involved, we know it was an accident. Shit happens.
But, the truth
needs to be told.
These questions have caused additional grief for us to bear, but the
not been the independent investigator but our own governmental agencies
involved with the investigation.