Two things make these reports significant. First, the fact that aircraft seat fibers were stuck to CW504 is highly unusual because this part would not likely come in contact with the cabin interior with a Center Fuel Tank Explosion. Second, the presence of Nitrates on these two Center Wing Tank parts after two weeks of immersion in seawater indicates the possible presence of explosives. Nitrates are highly soluble in water and the fact that the parts still contained traces of Nitrates should have prompted further testing to determine the source of the Nitrates. Instead, Dr. Birkey of NTSB told Dr. Bassett to stop testing. Why??????
Lab Tests by Dr. Charles Bassett - Acrobat file
Evidence of a Missile
Flight 800 Database
Bomb -------- 4%
Fuel Tank --- 14%