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There's a new documentary raising questions about what caused the crash of flight 800 a group of investigators are calling for a new probe.
And -- explanations that have long been considered just conspiracy theories.
Listen here from a new documentary.
Nothing that the FBI learned.
About the investigation.
Was provided to us.
We didn't have much cooperation from the FBI on any part of the investigation they controlled the -- to the wreckage.
We were never allowed to see it until all you know -- -- text from the FBI had looked at it.
And decided that we could see it.
I mean this this was on -- you know what about those flash games -- -- the lead FBI investigator of that trash she's also a former director of Homeland Security.
For the State of New York how you doing Jim and good morning to you it's nice to see good morning bill good to be I want to give your chance to respond to what we just heard in it Martha talked to a gentlemen last hour who.
You saw in that clip falsely talked about no pictures wherever allowed inside -- -- what about all these claims that the FBI but it tight -- -- an investigation.
Well I think -- preposterous I think it's you know it's pure fiction.
Look there's two different agencies the FBI investigates crimes under title eighteen.
Destruction of American aircraft as the federal violation under the jurisdiction of the FBI.
We show up at a potential crime scene and we have to abide by the rules of federal procedure the rules of evidence the chain of custody.
You know so we can't Willy -- have people from the airline industry.
You know the pilots union the stewardesses union screw around with the evidence.
But the NTSB engineers -- the and the people that needed to be there were certainly there but every Tom Dick and Harry wasn't there because they couldn't be there.
And -- NTSB is there because this civilian agency that investigates.
Plane crashes among other things that are caused by human error or electrical malfunctions or mechanical malfunctions or bad weather or something like.
You know James I and I know you're disappointed by what you've heard the accusations by people used to work with.
And work for you in many cases.
But well you also said that you know based on the research of 1996.
You made the determination that you did could the research changer for seventeen years you have -- -- technology changes.
-- just a correction none of these people work for me.
They were -- -- an -- and even though they are.
And they were they were low level people that work there but you know they -- not the NTSB.
Hierarchy of the engineers in the scientists that -- there.
I don't know early -- they weren't my chain of command.
Could be that's about it that's number one understood okay what about the research issue what about the technology is developed well -- -- let me just say this we look at that -- we took the missile very very seriously fact I talked about.
I talked -- very first press conference about the potentiality.
Of a missile a lot of people saw.
What they thought was a missile going up in the air.
On that point the vast majority of those people bill.
You know there on the there on the shoreline of of Long Island.
You know on this plane was at thirteen thousand feet.
In basic physics if you knew physics you know although the speed -- -- -- found most of the people not all but most of them.
Looked up when they heard the bang.
In that bag depending on where they were was either 33 seconds -- Later or fifth somewhere up to 56 seconds later.
So the vast majority of people looked up when they heard the -- the plane had party exploded and they were seeing the plane.
You know falling apart I like and understand that explanation but I I could understand something falling from the sky.
But what the witnesses described as something going toward the plane how did you explain that.
Well you know some of those doctors can't be explained but we interviewed every witness not multiple times we looked at it.
The reality here is I witnessed the testimony over the years.
Is you know that the perpetrators from 52264.
I mean you cannot you have to base this on the evidence.
Now let's get to the evidence.
That ended up getting 97%.
Of the plane out of the ocean.
You know people didn't want us to stay in this investigation as long as we did members of congress in the -- congress and you know what's the FBI doing the FBI cannot.
You know say with any kind of certainty.
This was terrorism or wasn't terrorism.
-- 20% 30% of the airplane in the ocean so we stayed a long time the NTSB NRD concluded.
Although they hadn't publicized -- that the -- -- fuel tank blew up and they they thought they knew why.
But for me to stand up and say we did everything humanly possible.
And it's not terrorism to prove -- negative we have to have much much more than -- understood you said earlier today that it 99%.
Sure it was not terrorism.
He's -- guy that.
I absolutely do I mean because I don't think -- -- be a 100%.
Fail and we set of that closing press conference.
You know there's something together we're missing the plane is still in a hangar down in Virginia.
And has been there for seventeen years.
You know there's some dastardly thing that you know was not within the scope of science back in 1996 that's the case you know ridiculous -- that.
But -- -- this this group of people on I'm not those scientists thank you for your time today James counts from former member you guys good to have you back with us.
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