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TWA 800 CRASH DAMAGE ANALYSIS: Parts 1 & 2


From:  Lloyd Miller, Research Director
Date:       Thu, Feb 6, 1997 2:33 AM
Subject:    TWA800: Crash Damage Analysis
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                  TWA 800 CRASH DAMAGE ANALYSIS

                            (PART I)


        (c) 1997  Ian Williams Goddard

        The following report presents overwhelming evidence
        that TWA 800 was destroyed by a missile,  and that
        the missile -- as determined previously by TWA 800
        researcher Marshall Houston and Brigadier General
        Benton K. Partin -- was a radio-frequency guided
        continuous-rod warhead missile.

        _________________________________________________
        ANALYSIS 1_______________________________________|

                IF a missile struck TWA 800,

                THEN an object would have been
                seen racing toward TWA 800
                moments before it exploded.

                FACT 1: An object was seen
                racing toward TWA 800.

        EXHIBIT A: According to the Associated Press [1]
        "Radar detected a blip merging with the jet short-
        ly before the explosion."

        EXHIBIT B: According to the Times of London [2],
        spy satellite images showed "an object racing up
        to the TWA jet...and smashing into it." About the
        spy satellite over the area, the Boston Globe [3]
        stated that "the satellite was probably the CIA's
        Satellite Data System II...equipped with a long-
        range, high-resolution TV camera with a sensor,
        known as the Heritage, that detects objects by
        the heat they emit."

        EXHIBIT C: At that same time, according to FBI
        investigators, "More than 150 'credible' wit-
        nesses -- including several scientists...saw
        a missile" flying toward TWA 800 [4].

        _______________________________________________
        [1] ASSOCIATED PRESS: FBI Searches For Evidence
            in Crash. Rick Hampson, 07/19/96.
        [2] THE LONDON TIMES: Investigators Look at New
            Theory of Missile Fired From Boat, 07/22/96.
        [3] THE BOSTON GLOBE: Officials Give Conflicting
            Reports on Flight 800. Fred Kaplan, Pamela
            Ferdinand, 07/24/96.
        [4] THE NEW YORK POST: TWA Probers: Missile
            Witnesses "Credible." Murray Weiss, 09/22/96.


        _________________________________________________
        ANALYSIS 2_______________________________________|

                IF a missile struck TWA 800,

                THEN something would have
                blasted through TWA 800.

                FACT 2: Something "blasted
                through" TWA flight 800.

        EXHIBIT A: The Associated Press [1] reported that
        a crash investigator disclosed the fact that "about
        41 seconds before [TWA 800] was engulfed in a fire-
        ball... something blasted through the right side
        of the aircraft."

        That "something blasted through the right side of
        the plan" is entirely consistent with the wide-
        spread eyewitness accounts of a missile hitting,
        and therefore blasting through, TWA 800.

        With satellite reports indicating that the missile
        struck the underside and with witness accounts in-
        dicating that it struck from the left side, plus
        other evidence upcoming in this report, the clearest
        reading is that "blasted through the right side"
        means that the missile come in from the lower left
        side and exited, or "blasted," through the upper
        right side.

        ________________________________________________
        [1] ASSOCIATED PRESS: TWA Tape Adds to Suspicion
            of Bomb or Missile. Larry Neumeister, 07/27/96.


        _________________________________________________
        ANALYSIS 3_______________________________________|

                IF a missile struck TWA 800,

                THEN it should have been knocked
                off its projected flight path,
                with debris falling off its pro-
                jected flight path corresponding
                to the observed angle of missile
                collision.

                FACT 3: The plane was knocked off
                its projected flight path, with
                debris falling off its projected
                flight path corresponding to the
                angle of observed missile impact.

        EXHIBIT A: Witnesses accounts indicate that the
        missile was fired from very close to the Long
        Island shore and to the NW of TWA 800, which
        suggests that the plane would be hit on the lower
        left side, with the missile smashing through the
        upper right side. This should thrust the debris
        to the right of the flight path, which is exactly
        the case, as indicated by several maps showing
        the orientation of debris relative to the flight
        path. One of the most detailed maps to be found
        is on the front page of the New York Times
        (07/29/96), which shows that the largest bodies
        of debris landed about four miles to the right
        of the flight path.

        The Times suggests such significant lateral
        debris displacement was caused by the mild wind
        that evening, which we must believe blew these
        massive pieces of plane four miles to the south.

        See:  http://www.erols.com/igoddard/path.gif


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        ANALYSIS 4_______________________________________|


                IF a missile struck TWA 800,

                THEN passengers would have
                received severe whiplash,
                indicating a collision and
                sudden deceleration.

                FACT 4: All passengers suffered
                severe sudden deceleration-
                induced whiplash.


        EXHIBIT A: Newsday [1] reported that:

                A majority of passengers aboard
                TWA Flight 800 likely died in-
                stantly of a violent separation
                of the skull from the spinal cord
                -- a sledge-hammerlike blow to
                the head caused by a sudden,
                drastic change in the aircraft's
                speed and direction, the Suffolk
                County medical examiner said...

        EXHIBIT B: Reuters [2] reported that:

                "The most likely injury, and I
                think that happened to everyone
                up there, is that they got a
                phenomenal whiplash," he said.
                "First of all, massive facial
                and head injuries from hitting
                the seat in front of them and
                then a secondary whiplash back-
                ward which basically was going
                to sever all function of the
                brain stem."

        Such a sudden forward thrust of the head is proof
        positive that TWA 800 smashed into something that
        halted the forward motion of the plane, yet pas-
        senger's heads continued moving forward, slamming
        into the seats in front of them just as a child
        without a seat belt would continue moving forward
        after the forward motion of the car was suddenly
        halted by a collision with another object. This
        forensic evidence proves that something collided
        with TWA 800.

        If, as some have suggested, the neck-breaking
        force was caused by the force of the wind suddenly
        whipping through the opened cabin,  then heads
        would be blown only backwards. If this were the
        case, not only would the high-backed seats stop
        heads from bending backwards to a breaking point,
        but most important, passengers would not have
        suffered "massive facial and head injuries from
        hitting the seats IN FRONT of them," as the
        medical examiner reported to be the case.

        EXHIBIT C: Knight-Ridder [3] reported that most
        passengers died due to injuries induced by a
        "sudden deceleration" of the plane. An explosion
        on-board from an on-board source would not cause
        such sudden deceleration.

        CONCLUSION: This sudden change of direction and
        speed, described by the medical examiner as akin
        to "smashing into a brick wall" [4], clearly de-
        scribes a collision that another object that
        violently altered the forward motion of TWA 800.
        Whiplash, or cervical acceleration/deceleration
        syndrome (CADS), is proof of a massive force of
        collision with an object traveling along a vector
        contrary to TWA 800's vector. Case closed.

        An on-board explosion where the source of the ex-
        plosion is traveling at rest with respect to the
        plane would exert force isotropically, or uni-
        formly over the space in the plane, that would
        not significantly, if at all, alter the plane's
        motion except to the extend it caused the plane
        to begin a downward trajectory.

        This forensic evidence clearly confirms that the
        catastrophic damage experienced by TWA 800 must
        have resulted from a collision with another object.
        When we factor in that over 150 people saw a mis-
        sile-like object streak toward and collide with
        TWA 800, logic dictates that TWA 800 was destroyed
        by a missile, period.

        ___________________________________________
        [1] NEWSDAY: Most aboard died instantly,
            says examiner. Al Baker, 08/08/96.
        [2] REUTERS: Pathologist Says Most TWA
            Victims Died Quickly, (08/20/96).
        [3] KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWSPAPERS: Investigators
            Searching for Signs of Explosion. Aaron
            Epstein and James R. Carroll, 07/19/96.
        [4] ASSOCIATED PRESS: Coroner Says Injuries
            Reveal Sudden Deaths. Larry Neumeister,
            08/08/96.

        _________________________________________________
        ANALYSIS 5_______________________________________|

                IF a missile struck TWA 800
                utilizing a radio-frequency
                (RF) guidance system,

                THEN the electronics systems
                should be destroyed immediately
                and simultaneously.

                FACT 5: Electronic systems were
                destroyed immediately and
                simultaneously.

        EXHIBIT A: Under a headline reading "Devices Stopped
        in Unison," The New York Times [1] reported:

                The flight data recorder on board
                ...showed all systems functioning
                normally until the device suddenly
                stopped functioning -- at virtually
                the same moment the cockpit voice
                recorder picked up a final, loud
                noise, Federal officials said...

                At 8:31, about 12 minutes after
                the plane took off...its trans-
                ponder stopped sending the elec-
                tronic signal.... At virtually
                the same moment,  Mr. Frances
                said, the cockpit voice recorder
                stopped recording.

        The (1) flight data recorder, (2) the cockpit
        voice recorder and (3) the transponder all stopped
        at roughly the same instant, indicating an instan-
        taneous destruction of the electronics system.

        This suggests, while the entire plane was not
        instantly destroyed but flew onwards prior to the
        large blast, that a portion that was destroyed
        first included the electrons systems housed in
        the forward-fuselage section. Such instantaneous
        destruction in the region of maximum radio-fre-
        quency radiation, when coupled with the evidence
        of a missile heading toward the plane, indicates
        that the plane was hit by a radio-frequency (RF)
        guided missile.

        The RF hot-spot is in the forward fuselage section,
        which as we shall see, was the area that experi-
        enced the initial catastrophic destruction. The
        electronics bay is just to the rear of the forward
        landing gear, and the transponder antenna is also
        in the forward section just forward of the leading
        edge of the wings. This is exactly the region in
        which something "smashed through the plane."

        EXHIBIT B: The RF missile is a type of Anti-Radia-
        tion Missile (ARM), or a beam-ridering missile,
        that rides the radio signals emitting from the
        target to home in on the target for the kill. From
        the U.S. Naval Weapon School Textbook, Chapter 16:

                16.4.2.3 Passive Homing. Passive
                homing depends only on the target
                as a source of tracking energy.
                This energy can be the noise rad-
                iated by a ship or submarine in
                the case of a passive homing
                torpedo, RF radiation from the
                target's own sensors in the case
                of an anti-radiation (ARM) weapon...

        CONCLUSION: Instantaneous destruction of the
        electronics systems is wholly consistent with a
        hit delivered by an RF guided missile. The fact
        that the initial and maximum damage was delivered
        to the forward-fuselage section virtually dictates
        that the TWA 800 killer missile was RF homing.

        ______________________________________________
        [1] THE NEW YORK TIMES: Backing a Bomb Theory:
            Devices Stopped in Unison. Matthew Purdy,
            07/27/96.


        _________________________________________________
        ANALYSIS 6_______________________________________|

                IF a missile struck TWA 800
                utilizing a radio-frequency
                (RF) guidance system,

                THEN the forward section,
                which houses the electronics
                bay and transponder antennas,
                would be the location of the
                first and the most damage.

                FACT 6: The forward section
                was the location of the first
                and the most damage.

        EXHIBIT A: After "something blasted through the
        right side of the aircraft" the nose of the plane,
        which contained the cockpit and the first class
        section, was severed from the main fuselage. As
        the Boston Globe [1] reported, the initial event
        "tore the nose of the plane off first. The cockpit
        crew and first-class passengers apparently hurtled
        into the night sky..."

        As the Associated Press [2] reported: "[T]he cock-
        pit and first-class section blew off at 13,700
        feet. The rest of the plane traveled several miles
        further before exploding in a huge fireball."

        EXHIBIT B: Having fallen first, the front section
        hit the water 1.5 miles closer to the airport than
        the center and rear portion of the plane. As the
        Washington Post [3] reported:

                TWA Flight 800 broke apart shortly
                after some catastrophic event,
                with the nose and forward passenger
                cabin hitting the Atlantic Ocean
                a mile and a half before the wings
                and rear cabin, investigators said
                yesterday.

                Navy divers have found new pieces
                of aircraft debris that, coupled
                with enhanced radar data, indicate
                that the wings and rear passenger
                cabin flew on alone for perhaps
                24 seconds after the front of the
                aircraft broke away.  The main
                section then disintegrated in
                a fireball.

                NTSB Vice Chairman Robert Francis
                declined to speculate about what
                may have happened to produce the
                debris pattern, but he said,
                "Things that come off first tend
                to be indicators of what happened."

        As Newsday [4] reported it: "[T]he front of the
        plane actually fell into the water closer to
        Kennedy Airport than the rest of it, indicating
        that the plane had been 'decapitated.'"

        EXHIBIT C: The evidence clearly indicates that
        the something that "blasted through the plane"
        must have blasted through the front of the plane
        and that it did so BEFORE the explosion of the
        fuel tanks. This clearly dictates that the much
        promoted "center fuel tank explosion" was not the
        primary cause, but would have been a secondary
        effect of something that "blasted through the
        plane." As the New York Times [5] stated:

                Investigators examining the
                wreckage...concluded that the
                center fuel tank burned as many
                as 24 seconds after the initial
                blast that split apart the plane,
                a finding that deals a serious
                blow to the already remote
                possibility that a mechanical
                accident caused the crash,
                officials said on Tuesday..."

        EXHIBIT D: The New York Times [6] reported that the
        front landing gear of TWA 800 showed exceptionally
        "heavy damage." As the New York Times reported:

                One investigator...[said] "The
                vast majority of the wreckage
                has been these torn, mangled
                pieces of thin metal, from the
                fuselage. This [however] was
                a huge piece of thick steel,
                and it had been blasted is
                the only way to describe it."

                "For more than a week," he
                said, "everyone had been sift-
                ing through this wreckage, des-
                perately searching for some
                sign of the explosion... Then
                you see it, the kind of visible
                damage that had been done [to
                the landing gear], you just
                know it."

        See: http://www.erols.com/igoddard/74703.gif

        EXHIBIT E: Not only was the front hit first and
        hardest, but passengers in the front where also
        hit hardest. As the New York Times [7] reported:

                Officials said yesterday that the
                catastrophic event...occurred near
                the front of the airplane, Joseph
                Cantamessa Jr., a special agent in
                charge of the F.B.I. New York office,
                said the bodies of victims sitting
                near the front of the plane showed
                more severe injuries, indicating
                they "experienced the bulk of the
                significant event."

        EXHIBIT F: I interviewed Roland Penney, who has
        also been interviewed in the media. Mr. Penney
        not only saw "a thin white line" fly up and hit
        the plane, but he also participated in the re-
        covery of bodies almost till sunrise the next day.
        He recovered bodies from the debris field that
        contained the rear-to-mid section of the plan. He
        said that all of the many bodies he saw were in
        pristine condition: "not a hair burned or limb lost."

        As it was reported that "Many bodies were badly
        mutilated," [8] indeed they were so severely
        mangled that identification other than by DNA was
        impossible, the evidence clearly suggests -- based
        on Mr. Penney's account, the above testimony of
        investigators, and the evidence of a maximum im-
        pact in the forward section -- that the bodies
        mangled beyond recognition must have been from
        the forward section of the plane, where it is
        all too clear that a kinetic-energy warhead
        "blasted through the plane."

        CONCLUSION: It is beyond dispute that the evidence
        proves that the initial event occurred in the for-
        ward fuselage section of the plane, and that the
        most servere damage also occurred in the forward
        section. It is nothing short of scandalous that
        the NTSB would attempt, in light of proof to the
        contrary, to persuade the public that the initial
        event was an explosion of the center fuel tank.

        See: http://www.erols.com/igoddard/74703.gif
        _____________________________________________
        [1] THE BOSTON GLOBE: Recovery of Debris
            From 747 Made Priority. 07/28/96.
        [2] ASSOCIATED PRESS: If There Was a Bomb,
            It Probably Was in With The Luggage.
            Pat Milton, 07/31/96.
        [3] THE WASHINGTON POST: Nose Broke off First.
            Don Phillips, 07/29/96.
        [4] NEWSDAY: Three Theories, Few Answers.
            Craig Gordon and Liam Pleven, Aug. 8, 1996
        [5] THE NEW YORK TIMES: Examination of Fuel
            Tank Deals Blow to Mechanical Failure Theory.
            Don Van Natta Jr., 08/14/96.
        [6] THE NEW YORK TIMES: Landing Gear Provides
            Evidence of Bomb. Matthew L. Wald, 07/31/96.
        [7] THE NEW YORK TIMES: Airliner Bombing Reviewed
            For Similarities. Matthew Purdy, 07/30/96.
        [8] THE NEW YORK TIMES: Dozens of Bodies
            Found With Debris. Matthew Purdy, 07/23/96.

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From:  Lloyd Miller, Research Director
Date:      Thu, Feb 6, 1997 2:34 AM
Subject:   TWA800 Crash Damage Analysis (II)
To:        A-albionic Weekly Up-date

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                  TWA 800 CRASH DAMAGE ANALYSIS

                           (PART II)


        (c) 1997 Ian Williams Goddard

        _________________________________________________
        ANALYSIS 7_______________________________________|

                IF a missile struck TWA 800
                utilizing a radio-frequency
                (RF) guidance system,

                THEN the missile would strike
                the forward fuselage underbelly
                of the plane, and there would
                be evidence of massive upward
                forces following the upward
                course of the missile warhead.

                FACT 7: There is proof of mas-
                sive upward forces in the for-
                ward-fuselage section.

        EXHIBIT A: The Associated Press [1] reported that:

                Asked to comment Thursday on
                reports that fragments of first-
                class passengers' china were
                found embedded in the walls and
                ceiling of the cabin, Kallstrom
                [FBI chief investigator] said,
                "I wish that I could answer
                that but I'm just not going
                to comment."

        CONCLUSION: This proves that extreme force were
        exerted upon the forward fuselage section, frag-
        mentizing not only the forward section plane,
        but china inside the forward section, and that
        this fragmented china was blasted in an upward
        direction with such fantastic force being tran-
        sferred from the source of the initial event to
        the china that its fragments suddenly became
        like bullets, penetrating the walls and ceiling.

        It's also clear from Kallstrom's statement above,
        "I wish that I could answer that but I'm just not
        going to comment," that this critical and highly
        revealing information was quickly concealed from
        the public.

        Such upward force would be consistent with the
        upward trajectory of a missile smashing through
        the underside of the plane just as the satellite
        data cited previously showed.  Furthermore, it
        indicates that the missile transferred kinetic
        energy to those things it struck, thrusting them
        along its course rather than spreading them out-
        ward as an exploding warhead would do. This
        clearly indicates a nonexplosive missile that
        destroyed the plane with its kinetic energy.

        _________________________________________________
        [1] ASSOCIATED PRESS: 15 Days After Plane Blew Up,
            Still Little Hard Proof of Bomb. Pat Milton,
            08/02/96.


        ________________________________________________
        ANALYSIS 8______________________________________|

                IF a RF homing missile with a
                continuous-rod (CR) warhead
                struck TWA 800,

                THEN the plane should be chopped
                into two or three segments. Very
                likely the first being the fore-
                most "nose" of the plane, the
                second being the mid to center
                section of the plane, and the
                third being the largest center
                to rear of the plane. The reason
                for this specific segmentation
                is that it puts the electronics
                bay transponder antenna roughly
                in the center of the circular
                CR warhead "hoop."

                FACT 8: The clearest reading of
                the available information indi-
                cates that the plane was initi-
                ally chopped into three segments.

        CUT ONE: First-class / business-class interface

        SEGMENT ONE: Seat rows 1 through 5, main deck

        EXHIBIT A: The Boston Globe [1] stated that the
        initial event  "tore the nose of the plane off
        first. The cockpit crew and first-class passengers
        apparently hurtled into the night sky alone...."

        The first-class section in the B-747-100 ends at
        seat row number 5 and is housed in the portion
        of the fuselage known as the nose of the plane,
        which extends from the forward tip of the plane
        to the cockpit area and below. It is this area,
        the Nose, that was severed away at the First-
        Class and business-class interface area.

        EXHIBIT B: That there is a cut at the end of the
        First-Class section is widely reported throughout
        the media.  The Associated Press [2] stated that
        the initial event "ripped through the front part
        of the plane, tearing off the cockpit and first-
        class cabin." And again: "[T]he cockpit and first-
        class section blew off at 13,700 feet. The rest
        of the plane traveled several miles further
        before exploding in a huge fireball." [3]

        One could cite dozens of identical reports pub-
        lished over many months that all clearly stipu-
        late that the nose section of the plane was cut
        off, segmenting the first-class section from the
        rest of the plane. The first-class section con-
        tains seat rows 1 through 5. But what most people
        are not aware of is that the evidence also con-
        firms that the business-class section, the sec-
        tion just behind first-class, was also segmented
        from the plane during the initial event.


        CUT TWO: business-class / couch-class interface

        SEGMENT TWO: seat rows 6 through 18

        EXHIBIT C: A New York Times article [4] stated
        that the catastrophic even caused "the fuselage
        to snap just forward of the wings." Just forward
        of the wings is the rear portion of the business-
        class section. So besides the first well-defined
        cut at the first- and business-class interfaces,
        there was also a second cut at the business-
        coach-class interface just forward of the
        center of the fuselage.

        EXHIBIT D: The debris field closest to the airport,
        the "southwestern debris field," represented the
        debris that fell from the plane first.  Not only
        were the cockpit and first-class sections found
        there, thereby proving that they fell first, but,
        according to Reuters [5], parts of the business
        class sections were also found there:

                The southwestern debris field
                contained the front landing gear
                and parts of first-class and
                business-class passenger com-
                partments...

        A diagram in the New York Times [6] states that
        seats rows 9 through 18, which are business-class
        seats, as well as the cargo bins, which are located
        below the business-class section, were also found
        in the debris field closest to the airport.

        So the nose section of the plane containing the
        first-class section and cockpit was torn off --
        that is, it was removed from the business-class
        section, which is the forward-fuselage section be-
        hind the nose section. However, the business class
        section was also torn off from the coach-class, or
        center-to-rear fuselage sections of the plane. This
        means the plane was generally ripped into three
        segments: (1) first-class segment, (2) business-
        class segment, and (3) the center-to-rear portion
        that flew onwards, crashing into the sea further
        from the airport. Evidence indicates that the
        second segment was severely pulverized.

        See: http://www.erols.com/igoddard/74701.gif

        EXHIBIT E: The Continuous-Rod (CR) Warhead:
        The "Naval Warfare Class of the United States
        Naval Academy," (chapter 13) states:

                13.4.4 Continuous-Rod Warheads

                Upon detonation [prior to hitting
                the target], the continuous-rod
                payload expands rapidly into a
                ring pattern.  The intent is to
                cause the connected rods, during
                their expansion, to strike the
                target and produce damage by a
                cutting action.

        Throughout the media, words used to describe the
        catastrophic damage to TWA 800 have been that the
        plane was "cut," "torn," "ripped," or "chopped."
        The book "Fighter Combat, Tactics and Maneuvering,"
        by Robert Shaw (page 45) states:

                The continuous-rod warhead... is
                comprised of many short lengths
                of steel rod placed side by side
                in an annular arrangement around
                the explosive material.  The rods
                are welded together at alternate
                ends so that when detonation
                occurs they expand outward in
                a solid, continuous ring, much
                like an expanding watch band,
                until reaching their maximum
                radius.  In theory this contin-
                uous-rod is more likely to cut
                through control cables, hydraulic
                and fuel lines, and structural
                members than are individual
                fragments [in blast-fragmenta-
                tion warheads].

        EXHIBIT F: Brigadier General Benton K. Partin, a
        noted weapons expert who researched and designed
        many warheads while heading the U.S. Air Force
        Armaments Laboratory, gave his expert analysis
        of the TWA 800 disaster [7]:

                To obtain the kind of massive
                structural damage we see here, a
                bomb would have to produce much
                greater internal explosive de-
                struction than has been reported.
                And you could hit a big 747 with
                several Redeyes or Stingers and
                still not bring it down.

               [W]hen you design a missile war-
                head to destroy a bomber, you
                always want to get what we call
                a 'K-kill,' meaning a massive,
                instantaneous, structural failure
                which 'kills' -- brings down --
                the aircraft.  The only kind of
                missile I know of for that kind
                of structural kill...is a prox-
                imity-fused, continuous-rod
                missile warhead.

        A CR warhead is a kinetic-energy weapon that kills
        by sheer force of collision, not by the force of
        a chemical explosion. The proximity-fuse detonation
        associated with the CR warhead serves to release
        the CR payload from the warhead nose of the missile
        just prior to target impact.

        About the CR warhead, The New American states:
        "The proximity fuse would detonate when the mis-
        sile approaches the aircraft, causing a long,
        accordion-like steel rod to unfold at high
        velocity, slicing the target in two."

        CONCLUSION: From what we know about the recovered
        wreckage of TWA 800 it is clear that the initial
        event occurred in the nose and forward fuselage sec-
        tions of the plane, not in the area of the center
        fuel tank, as the NTSB is misleading us to believe.

        What is more, the initial damage done to the plane
        is so consistent with a hit by an RF homing CR war-
        head missile that the damage profile fits the shape
        of an IR homing Cr warhead like a glove. The extent
        of the catastrophic damage that cut through the
        plane at two points about 50 feet apart, pulveriz-
        ing the entire forward fuselage area and all those
        therein, is totally inconsistent with a hit by
        small shoulder-fired missile, which have diameters
        around 4 inches. The only known warhead that could
        account for such instantaneous and widespread struc-
        tural-member shearing-damage is the continuous-rod
        warhead.

        See: http://www.erols.com/igoddard/74702.gif
        ______________________________________________
        [1] THE BOSTON GLOBE: Recovery of Debris
            From 747 Made Priority.  07/28/96.
        [2] ASSOCIATED PRESS: Blast Was in Front
            of Plane. Pat Milton, 07/28/96.
        [3] ASSOCIATED PRESS: If There Was a Bomb,
            It Probably Was in With The Luggage.
            Pat Milton, 07/31/96.
        [4] THE NEW YORK TIMES: Search for Clues
            Shifts East. Andrew C. Revkin, 08/29/96.
        [5] REUTERS: TWA Probe Focusing on Front
            of Aircraft. 07/28/96.
        [6] THE NEW YORK TIMES: At The Site: Remnants
            of Flight TWA 800. B5, 07/30/96.
        [7] THE NEW AMERICAN. 10/14/96.


        _________________________________________________
        ANALYSIS 9_______________________________________|

                IF a RF homing missile with a
                continuous-rod (CR) warhead
                struck TWA 800,

                THEN there would not be evidence
                of explosives damage, such as pock-
                marked metal, inside the plane, but
                there would likely be such damage
                outside the plane caused by the
                proximity-fuse detonation of the
                CR warhead outside the plane.

                FACT 9: There was not explosives
                damage inside the plane, but there
                was explosives damage outside.

        EXHIBIT A: The New York Times [1] reported that
        the "Holy Grail" of explosives evidence, pocked
        marked metal was found on the outside of the plane:

                According to several Federal
                officials and investigators,
                a preliminary examination of
                a fragment from the wreckage,
                with a sophisticated machine
                designed to detect residues
                of powerful explosives,...
                was...borderline positive...

                ...investigators said they
                were intrigued that the metal
                was pockmarked in a way that
                was consistent with the sort
                of damage caused by an explo-
                sive device. They also noted
                that the piece came from the
                underside of the wing...

        As an illustration on the front page of the New
        York Times (08/23/96) indicates, this portion was
        from the leading edge of the right wing closest
        to the fuselage.

        The fact that the metal seems to have had not only
        traces of pockmarks but PETN is some heavy-duty
        evidence. Such outside explosives evidence is
        consistent with an external proximity-fuse detonation
        such as that associated with the CR warhead.

        EXHIBIT B: The USA Today [2] reported on the pos-
        sibility that the plane was hit by a nonexploding
        missile, such as a dud, quoting an investigative
        source as follows:

                "There is no evidence of it
                exploding inside the aircraft,"
                said the source, who spoke on
                condition of anonymity. "There
                would have been all kinds of
                blast damage if it did and we
                are just not seeing that."

        However, and this is critical, with no evidence of
        an internal explosion, and yet evidence of a minor
        external explosion, the evidence tends to dictate
        that an external blast such as that of a proximity
        fuse detonation released a kinetic-energy weapon --
        that is, a nonexplosive warhead -- such as a
        continuous-rod warhead.

        EXHIBIT C: The Associated Press [3] reported that
        investigation chiefs said there was not evidence
        of an explosion in the forward areas most severely
        impacted, such as the cockpit:

                Francis also said Tuesday that
                investigators untangling the
                cockpit wreckage found intact
                instrument dials and even an
                unbroken light from the top
                of the stairs to the 747's
                upper deck.

                "The light was intact -- the
                globe as well as the bulb in
                the light was intact," he said.
                "You have this mass of wreckage,
                but in that, things that are
                relatively the way they were
                before the accident."

        CONCLUSION: With the evidence of massive force
        being exerted upon the nose and forward-fuselage
        areas that sliced the plane in 2 locations, and
        with evidence of blast damage only outside the
        plane,  the physical evidence is -- as General
        Partin stated -- only consistent with an RF guided
        CR warhead hitting the plane. When we add to this
        the fact that radar, a satellite,  and over 150
        people reported that a missile streaked toward
        TWA 800 prior its sudden annihilation, it's an
        open and shut case: a missile, most likely RF
        homing with a CR warhead, killed TWA 800.

        _________________________________________________
        [1] THE NEW YORK TIMES: Test on Debris May
            Indicate Explosives. Matthew Purdy, 07/23/96.
        [2] USA TODAY: Missile Theory Getting a Closer
            Look. 11/13/96.
        [3] ASSOCIATED PRESS: Divers Find Suitcases in
            Debris Field Closest to Airport. Richard Pyle,
            08/0696.

        __________________________
        SPECIAL THANKS to my TWA
        800 research associates:

        Mashall Houston
        Richard Russell
        Thomas Shoemaker

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