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-- new twist today to the conspiracy theories that have surrounded the crash of TWA flight 800.
The 747 -- -- minutes after take off and fell into the Atlantic killing everyone on board it was a huge.
Tragedy so there's a new documentary that challenges the findings of the official investigation on this and suggests.
That when they put it back together it really was not an accident and also Rick Leventhal joins us now.
With more on the story -- wreck.
Morning Martha build the filmmakers say the evidence proves that it was an external explosion a missile strike.
And are filing a petition with the National Transportation Safety Board to reopen the investigation.
Almost immediately after TWA flight 800 went down there was speculation of a missile strike.
Dozens of witnesses reported seeing a smoke trail a sending into the sky.
Before the 747 erupted in a fireball even the FBI says it was the first working theory.
But ultimately found it wasn't a criminal act but an accident.
The documentary says the four year investigation was flawed and driven by agenda with former NTSB and other investigators claim in the crash was not triggered.
By a faulty wire igniting fumes in the center fuel tank alleging in essence a massive cover up.
This documents documentary presents the facts that -- proves the official theory.
And proves beyond any reasonable doubt that it detonation not a fuel air explosion and detonation caused this crash.
Hard -- -- evidence proving that.
While the NTSB says it has -- received the filmmakers petition but will review it the documentary airs on the -- channel on July 17 the seventeenth anniversary of the crash.
And make the FBI as is disputed -- that they're saying that they were correct and -- -- assessment right absolutely I spoke exclusively with Jim -- -- who ran the New York office of the FBI would.
-- 800 crashed he was the face of the investigation he calls a documentary charges preposterous.
He says the agency exhaustively examine the possibility of a missile strike brought an explosives a metal experts -- thousands of tests and interviews.
And says the FBI's only agenda.
Was to find the truth.
We got a full court press for months and months and months on that theory but the reality was there's no.
Of a missile hitting the plane you know outside the plane inside the plane penetrating the plane -- -- from a missile there's no evidence of it.
-- says the suggestion of a cover up is nonsensical.
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