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Speedbird1
07-17-2005, 02:13 PM
This evening will mark the 9th anniversary of the tragedy of TWA 800, the doomed flight from JFK to Paris. Little or nothing was mentioned by the media this year, but Air Disaster.Com did remember. Unfortunately, the passage of time erodes the memories of many.

N790SW
07-17-2005, 04:30 PM
Although i was 7 at the time - it was still very sad- it is kinda erie but that is wut got me into planes , by watching the coverage. I did see the Boeing 747 in the sky over my house in patchouge,NY before it went down- a few days later there was a rainbow right in its flight path- i jus want to extend my sorry to the friends nd familes of flt 800 and escpecially my friend jim who knew the captain of Flight 800 RIP N93119 and the people who were on it

IslipWN
07-17-2005, 05:51 PM
I remember seeing the news the next morning right before I was about to leave for the airport. This incident also got me started with my love for commercial aviation. May all the victims RIP.

moose135
07-18-2005, 07:57 AM
I'll always remember Flt 800. My dad is retired from TWA, so I grew up around the place, and this was like losing family. Being it happened off the coast of LI brought it close to home.

I was driving out to Pennsylvania that night for the weekend's Nascar race at Pocono. When I got in and called home, the wife told me about the first reports of the crash. I didn't get much sleep that night watching the various news channels for updates.

July 17 has always had a lot of meaning in my family - birthdays, anniversaries, I had my first solo in a T-38 on July 17, 1984, but now it includes a sad memory as well.

Maybe one day we will be told the truth about Flight 800.

Derf
07-19-2005, 12:19 AM
Maybe one day we will be told the truth about Flight 800.

I know the truth.....From an EXPERT that worked on the investigation. Sorry to say that I do not think that you will believe me. When an expert that is not afraid of anything and only looks to improve aviation safety even AFTER he is retired from a lifetime of telling the truth says things like "When I stood in the center fuel tank and looked around...." and "When I looking at the engine on the boat from the rover...." and When I brought the charred wires up to the _____ and told him that this WAS important....."

I know the truth, I know the man that tells me the truth, I understand how and why the truth stands up against other theories.

1. An overpressure made the tank try to become round.
2. The tank RIPPED open like a balloon that popped
3. There were NO signs of pitting or and inward breach of the fuel tank.
4. There was a short in a wire harness
5. There is information that will come out some day that I can not talk about but it has NOTHING to do with a missile....I think it is juicy.
6. I have touched the wreckage and spoke many of the people who investigated the incident and have their names on their findings.

On a side note....I think that I am the only person in history to get Blue Ice in the mail as a gift.


Here is some info of the trip I took to TWA 800 Wreckage
http://www.airdisaster.com/forums/showt ... hp?t=72938 (http://www.airdisaster.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72938)

Here are my shots of the memorial
http://www.airdisaster.com/forums/showt ... hp?t=58018 (http://www.airdisaster.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58018)

GrummanFan
07-19-2005, 12:09 PM
wasnt the wreckage kept at a hanger in Calverton for a while?

Derf
07-19-2005, 09:29 PM
wasnt the wreckage kept at a hanger in Calverton for a while?

Yes, it was rebuilt and kept there until the investigation was over.