#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A thought-provoking documentary about the ill-fated Trans World Airline Flight 800 to Paris, France, which exploded on July 17, 1996 just 12 minutes after takeoff from JFK International Airport, killing all 230 people on board. The special features six former members of the official crash investigation breaking their silence to refute the officially proposed cause of the jetliner’s demise and reveal how the investigation was systematically undermined.
Plot: A thought-provoking documentary about the ill-fated Trans World Airline Flight 800 to Paris, France, which exploded on July 17, 1996 just 12 minutes after takeoff from JFK International Airport, killing all 230 people on board. The special features six former members of the official crash investigation breaking their silence to refute the officially proposed cause of the jetliner’s demise and reveal how the investigation was systematically undermined.
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Cherry-picked data to support conspiracy
I wanted to believe that the scientist (physicist) who produced this documentary was right. I knew the official cause of the explosion, but always wondered if there had been something more menacing involved. This documentary is compelling.
The problem is that the producer cherry-picks data and omits other data to support his hypothesis that a missile or similar rocket brought down the aircraft. In forming scientific hypotheses, the scientist is required to include all possible alternatives to results supporting his/her hypothesis.
In TWA Flight 800 we hear all sorts of speculation from the producer and his witnesses. Together, the story presented is credible—– that a missile (described specifically by dozens of eye-witnesses on the ground) brought down Flight 800, and, that the government—– the FBI, NTSB, and DOD conspired to conclude that the cause was an explosion in the center wing fuel tank of the plane. The producer presents “chemical splatter” evidence on pieces of the recovered plane, explosive residue found on the parts, and variable injuries to passengers in different parts of the plane as evidence of an external explosive.
Unfortunately, the producer fails to include in his documentary a very telling recorded comment (on the cockpit recorder) by the pilot about an inaccurate “crazy” reading of the fuel gauge of the #4 engine. This is critical because the NTSB speculated that the explosion was caused by an ignition source—probably fuel gauge sensor or (similarly located) wiring degradation/malfunction..
In addition, the producer omits that there were previous center wing fuel tank explosions caused by the ignition of gas vapors in Boeing products, Avianca and Philippine Airlines for starters. These prior events are not referenced. This is critical because on the day of the crash of Flight 800, the plane was delayed over an hour with the air conditioning units running due to the hot weather. The units are located under the center wing fuel tank and would have contributed to the vapor buildup. This is what happened in the Philippine Airlines explosion, which occurred on the ground with the engines off.
The producers do include that the plane was supposedly used for police canine training where explosive residues were used to train the police dogs on the plane at the airport, but he tries to refute that this training exercise took place as documented, casting doubt on the source of explosive residues from a benign source. Instead, he omits that the jet was used in 1991 to transport military equipment and troops exposed to explosive residue from the Gulf.
Once I learned of these omissions, I could not believe anything the movie asked me to believe.
While the official report can’t say “with certainty” that the wiring in the center wing fuel tank caused the explosion, it does show significant evidence that this is the likely source of the ignition.
As for the hundreds of well-meaning witnesses who believed that they saw a missile streaking up and striking the plane, well, all I can say is that eyewitness accounts are the LEAST reliable evidence.
Once you look at other sources of information about the crash of flight 800, it is apparent that the likely scenario is the same as what was presented by the NTSB after four years of exhaustive investigation.
More FBI lies?
I’m a huge fan of documentaries in general but I usually stay from this type because the producers are typically pushing their own theory, which is often just plain silly (take the 9/11 conspiracy advocates for example). But that’s not the case here– this film simply exposes a number of very troubling issues with the investigation of Flight 800.
We know that the FBI lied about certain aspects of the Branch Davidian tragedy in Texas and here we have several long-time NTSB investigators telling us that the FBI concealed and/or “disappeared” evidence, and that a number of FBI agents were caught tampering with evidence. One has to wonder why.
One eyewitness describes telling her story to FBI agents, who then reveal that they know she has applied for US citizenship and advise her that she should not mention what she saw to anyone if she wants her application to be approved. *If* she’s telling the truth then the FBI had done a background check on her *before* getting her witness statement. Why would the FBI run a background check before the fact on a witness to an air disaster? Other witnesses claim to have been intimidated as well. Again, why?
It’s entirely possible that the plane really was brought down by a fuel tank explosion, but that in the earlier stages of the investigation the FBI thought the cause was something they/the US government wanted to conceal. This documentary doesn’t push its own theory of the cause so much as it seems to expose a huge number of irregularities in the investigation. If even a few of the claims made within are true the already heavily discredited FBI looks even worse. Considering the FBI’s abject failures in the intervening years it’s not difficult to believe that the Bureau was playing politics here as well.
Unfortunately, this film provides more questions than answers, but credit to the producers for not working backward from their own theory and instead simply giving investigators and witnesses a chance to be heard. Sure, it’s obvious that the producers don’t buy the official explanation for the crash so the film is made from that perspective, but the government had its say in hearings (while apparently suppressing alternate views & evidence), so this piece of work offers an interesting counterpoint.
See it for yourself and see if it doesn’t leave you wondering why the FBI has “botched” so many highly political investigations in the past few decades.
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Director Kristina Borjesson
Writer Kristina Borjesson
Actors Merritt Birky, Roy Blunt, Al Dickinson, Vernon L. Grose
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