Despite a massive effort by the government and its train of media supplicants–CNN, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post and all the usual suspects–the TWA Flight 800 mystery will not die. On July 17, after a news conference staged by relatives and witnesses, left the media bandwagon and joined the New York Observer, which has been critical of the NTSB investigation from the beginning, in raising questions about the official story. Philip Weiss of the Observer has consistently published articles questioning the official story. On July 12, 1999, he published an article about the so-called “30-knot track,” a radar track of a boat that has never been identified. This boat moved away from directly under Flight 800 at high speed. “That boat is extremely suspect,” according to retired Navy commander William S. Donaldson, a leading critic of the NTSB investigation.

The story points out that FBI records recently posted on the internet “seem to tell a dramatic story of a missile striking the plane.” And indeed, a review of these records show overwhelming witness testimony to the effect that a missile struck the aircraft. Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board prepares to release the results of its own “investigation,” which will say that the crash was caused by an explosion in the plane’s center fuel tank.

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