TWA Flight 800: Documentary Says Government Covered Up Cause of Crash

TWA Flight 800- courtesy of

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I found out about this movie from another blogger, Leisure Guy.

Before viewing the documentary, I truly felt that it was unlikely that the government would not only have the engineering/mechanical capability to fake the cause of the massive plane crash in 1996 in which over 200 people perished, but that it would have the nerve to do so. Wouldn’t it be cruel to lie to the families and friends of the victims? Wouldn’t it be illegal and immoral to lie to the American people and to the world?

After viewing the video, I now feel that it is extremely likely that the U.S. government, by way of the FBI and CIA, did cover up the true cause of the crash. The documentary was put together by physicist Dr Tom Stalcup who, after hearing the news reports of the crash, felt that something was sickeningly fishy about the media reports of the crash. Through his personal, independent research, he found that not 10 or 15, but up to 700 witnesses saw essentially the same thing that night while looking up at the sky in the moments before, during and after the crash. That the witnesses’s stories are consistent with each other, and that government agencies involved in the investigation of the crash came up with an altogether different conclusion is baffling. It leads one to wonder why. What is the government trying to hide?

The crash of TWA Flight 800 happened in 1996, but the documentary was made in 2013 (or 2012) after Dr. Stalcup completed his independent investigation. That, and the fact that we are currently going through our own little cover up in the form of the NSA spying story, makes this film all the more relevant today.

Here’s the official description of the documentary:

It’s been called the biggest accident investigation in aviation history… more than a decade and a half later, the crash of TWA Flight 800 is still shrouded in controversy.

What caused the plane to explode 12 minutes after takeoff? Why haven’t the 230 victims’ death certificates been finalized, after all these years? In this shocking documentary, insiders from the original investigation join forces to put together the missing pieces of the puzzle – and blow the lid off an alleged multi-agency cover-up of what really happened.

You may encounter some difficulty in watching the film if you don’t have access to either the EPIX Channel or Go to and find out what the process is if you know you currently don’t have the channel on your TV. I watched on the internet by way of a free 14-Day trial.

There is also a petition on for a reconsideration of the government’s conclusion about the cause of the crash. It may hopefully allow for evidence found by Dr. Stalcup to enter into the official investigation. Hopefully.