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TWA Flight 800 (2013)

PG-13 | | Documentary | TV Movie 17 July 2013
An independent scientist is joined by former members of the official investigation into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 to blow the whistle on the cover-up of the real cause of the crash.

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Kristina Borjesson
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Credited cast:
Merritt Birky Merritt Birky ... Self
Roy Blunt Roy Blunt ... Self (archive footage)
Al Dickinson Al Dickinson ... Self (archive footage)
Vernon L. Grose Vernon L. Grose ... Self
Robert Hager Robert Hager ... Self (archive footage)
James Kallstrom James Kallstrom ... Self (archive footage)
Bernard Loeb Bernard Loeb ... Self (archive footage)
Charley Pereira Charley Pereira ... Self (archive footage)
Tom Stalcup Tom Stalcup ... Self
James Traficant James Traficant ... Self (archive footage)
Charles Wetli Charles Wetli ... Self (archive footage)
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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. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some disturbing graphic images and brief language
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Basic military air crash investigation techniques reveal that an external explosion would have peppered the airframe, fuselage and wings full of holes, much like a shotgun blast. If these holes were present, microscopic examination would reveal what direction the external force came from.

Furthermore micro cratering would be present on the crash debris from molten metal striking the aircraft at high speed.

None of these features are present on TWA 800 crash debris. See more »

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Now that we've established the "how", it's time the determine the "why"...
5 April 2015 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Writer-director Kristina Borjesson has assembled a fascinating, frustrating, anger-causing documentary on TWA Flight 800, the ill-fated Boeing 747-100 which, in 1996, exploded over the shores of Long Island just minutes after takeoff from JFK Airport en route to Paris, France. Borjesson is very careful not to immediately point fingers and declare a massive government cover-up (in the interest of a juicy exposé; we're all fascinated by conspiracies). Instead, she establishes a cover-up with her evidence. TWA Flight 800 was very clearly shot down by three separate missiles, all deliberately launched in order to take that plane down. The FBI, the CIA and the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) each concluded there was no external foul play involved in the crash, that the internal problem was located in the plane's center fuel tank (it even says so on the memorial!). After viewing the witness testimonials and evidence, one can see this is utter nonsense. The underlying horror of this film is the fact the nightly news (via the powers-that-be) is giving falsified reports to the public--and the public is asked to believe every word of it because, after all, these guys are the experts. *** from ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight 800 See more »

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Epix (I) See more »
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16:9 HD
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