Its members include former military, civilian, and aviation professionals who are committed to independently investigating the mysterious crash of TWA Flight on July 17, DonaldsonUSN ret.
A transponder is a special type of radio in the aircraft that listens for a radar beam. When it detects a radar beam, it immediately sends out a coded signal with an identifying number assigned by the Air Traffic Controller on the ground as well as the altitude of the aircraft.
The Air Traffic Control radar will then use this extra data to display useful information to the Air Traffic Controller. All air traffic operating inside the Terminal Control Area is required to have an operating radar transponder.
Unless the Air Traffic Controller displays the skin paint return, any air traffic without a transponder will not be seen. The descriptions given by the eyewitnesses and by pilots in the area including an Air France crew are not inconsistent with a missile.
No alternative explanation for the bright object has been forthcoming. As a matter of fact, we thought it was from a boat. It was a bright reddish-orange color. ABC News said yesterday that the investigators had more then eyewitness accounts supporting the [ missile ] theory.
The FBI interviewed "credible" witnesses -- including scientists, schoolteachers, Army personnel and business executives -- who described seeing a missile heading through the sky just before TWA exploded. FBI technicians mapped the various paths -- points in the sky where the witnesses said they saw the rising "flare-like" object -- and determined that the "triangulated" convergence point was virtually where the jumbo jet initially exploded.
The New York Times, on July 19th,reported, " [ Witnesses reported ] a "streak of light" hitting the plane just before it blew up. Metal you can't tell. I see a hole going in and a hole going out Almost immediately, information was leaked by the FBI and the Navy which implied that there was an object of extreme biological danger aboard Flightone which posed a serious risk to anyone who picked it up.
Although later retracted, the story, coupled with reports of bio-suited soldiers along the beaches of Long Island, created the impression that the FBI and NTSB did not want anyone looking too closely at any of the wreckage.
Initially, it was claimed that there was virtually no explosive residue on the wreckage. In normal practice, missiles being tested or used for training have dummy warheads; inert packages which are the same size and weight of real warheads but which do not explode.
In many cases, such practice munitions are recovered and reused. An Associated Press Article on March 10, reported the following: The report said "compelling testimony" indicated a missile hit the plane on the right side, forward of the wing, passing through the fuselage without exploding.
This is consistent with a test missile with a dummy warhead. Of course, it was not known at the time that evidence of explosive residue was even then being concealed from the public, but by that time, the claimed lack of explosive residue had suggested a test missile to most observers, and attention began to focus on the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability system, which had been undergoing tests, including live missile firings, along the Atlantic seaboard all that summer.
WARNING ZONES When it was finally revealed that there was explosive residue on the remains of the Boeingthe mainstream media tried to explain it away as contamination from a bomb sniffing dog training exercise that ultimately turned out to have taken place on a different aircraft entirely.
Had it been true, remnants from a training exercise did not explain a swath of residue ten rows long and three seats wide reaching from an obvious perforation in the forward section trailing back to where the forward section broke away from the rest of the Unique to this crash was the intense participation of the Navy, which immediately dispatched its best deep salvage vessels to the area, and kicked out the New York Police Department divers, who had legal jurisdiction in the area.
While the beaches of Long Island were swept by soldiers in humvees, the Navy bottom-searched an area of the Atlantic half the size of Rhode Island. Most unusually, the Navy searched out 20 miles to either side of the known debris field, even though the could not have glided that distance from its altitude of 13, MSL even if left intact.
The Navy justified this extensive search by claiming that they could not locate the aircraft flight recorders, the "black boxes", even though numerous private boat owners reported hearing the locator pings on their sonar and fish finders.
When the black boxes finally appeared, it was reported that they had been found directly under the Navy's deep salvage vessel.
Despite early denials, the Navy finally admitted that there had been three submarines present in the area on the night of the crash.
The Trepang; a Sturgeon class attack submarine, the Albuquerque; a type Los Angeles class fast attack submarine equipped with vertical launch tubes, and the Wyoming, a nuclear ballistic missile submarine just out of Groton on sea trials.
It has just surfaced that something went wrong on those trials, delaying the commissioning of the Wyoming, and her captain and exec were relieved of command.
Most recently, it has been learned that the Aircraft Carrier Teddy Roosevelt also participated in the CEC exercises but was not admitted to be present at the time.
No sooner had the hit the water than dozens of internet intelligence operatives flooded the internet with posts claiming that Flight had been the victim of a terrorist shoot down using a Stinger man portable missile.
It is an historical irony that it was this sudden activity by intelligence operatives, many of them known for their work in the Vincent Foster cover-up, that first alerted many citizens including this writer that something was very wrong indeed with the official story.
Up until the time when the high pressure sell-job for terrorism hit the net, I was of the opinion TWA was just another tragic crash.
Regardless, the "proof" lay in the reactions of the intelligence operatives when several knowledgeable people pointed out that TWAat the point where it exploded, was too high to be reached by a Stinger, and that the lack of obvious impact damage to the engines ruled out an IR guided man portable missile.
The spooks, in predictable fashion, postulated "super Stingers" that had never been de-classified but were still in the hands of terrorists. One operative went so far as to suggest that a Stinger's operational altitude could be doubled just be re-programming its chips.
All in all, the facts in the case were clearly subordinate to the pursuance of the agenda of selling the terrorist theory.Jack Cashill takes a critical look at the official story surrounding the crash of TWA flight , which went down in the Atlantic Ocean on July 17, The Associated Retired Aviation Professionals was formed in early Its members include former military, civilian, and aviation professionals who are committed to independently investigating the mysterious crash of TWA Flight on July 17, TWA flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part as a scheduled international passenger flight from John F.
Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York, New York, to Charles DeGaulle International Airport, Paris, France. The flight departed JFK about , with 2 pilots, 2 flight engineers, 14 flight . Jun 19, · Investigators from the first probe of doomed TWA Flight called Wednesday for a new examination of the tragedy, resurrecting old claims that a missile downed the plane.
A half-dozen people. On Wednesday, July 17, , at p.m., TWA Flight took off from JFK airport and headed out over Long Island toward Paris. It was a perfect summer night, 70 degrees, the sky clear.
Twelve. On Wednesday, July 17, , at p.m., TWA Flight took off from JFK airport and headed out over Long Island toward Paris. It was a perfect summer night, 70 degrees, the sky clear.