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-- no cost to reopen the investigation of the crash of TWA flight 800.
Some former federal investigators who worked in the case appear in a documentary claiming there was a government cover -- They say there's evidence missile might have downed the plane a lot of people on the short line and thought they saw that.
Of the head of the FBI probe has heatedly denied these new charges investigators have long said.
The cause was an explosion in the center fuel tank likely caused by some type of spark.
But now Virginia Republican congressman Frank Wolf is calling for the NTSB to -- open their probe.
Saying quote too many questions have been raised by the legitimacy of the initial report for the issue not to be revisited.
Joining us now is Peter goals former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Who worked on the -- WA AF flight investigation from the very beginning good morning Peter thank you for joining us today.
Thank you -- do you think this investigation by the NTSB should be reopened.
Well I think the NTSB will look at this request as they do.
All requests but the answer is no.
From what I've seen from what I've heard.
I've listened to their press conferences there was simply nothing new in their request and frankly and disappointed.
Think congressman wolf four.
Issuing a press release first oh without.
Discussing the facts -- either the NTSB or anyone else who was involved in the investigation.
Well you know there's this documentary that cannot you've got six former investigators you've got some senior people from the NTSB who worked on on the case.
They had to give you one of the two top TWA investigator -- -- from the airline pilots association you're talking about serious.
Men with experience.
Claiming that there's this evidence they may have -- some type of external -- nation outside the plane.
-- they -- to some something possibly or are they just do you think misguided.
First of all they're not senior investigators.
I mean I've known Hank Hughes for.
His entire career that I was at the end -- And he was a highway investigator that was sent to the cal -- hangers.
In the second wave of workers.
But let me answer your question what they're doing is simply cherry picking random facts for instance.
We should ask the China lake naval research -- The country's foremost experts on shoulder.
Howard your hand held missiles shoulder powered muscles to look at whether any of these theories what's -- possible.
They sent back a report it's in the public record.
Absolutely not so they cherry pick certain information they tried to connect dots that don't connect.
To serve a purpose a conclusion they already reached yeah there is nothing in there are.
Documentary that raises.
Any concerns that can't be answered you know let's take a look at the center fuel tank one thing that what was just shocked me I went inside one.
Let's take we have some video of that I what I heard in the Mojave Desert climbed up inside -- center fuel tank up.
That was parked out there the Mojave Desert.
And this thing is like a tank I mean it's like.
I got battleship that is it's huge you stand inside and I have to tell you honestly Peter I walked inside this thing is like a room.
Look at it.
I couldn't believe this thing to blow up by itself I couldn't believe that a little spark could could be sparked by fumes could could.
Detonate a hole 747.
Well I've been inside the center fuel tank as well and it wasn't -- is it wasn't a little spark.
It was -- transfers have energy.
Into the fuel tank that had been he did for about two hours I mean some of the temperatures inside that tank.
Degrees the flammability level of jet a fuel fumes it's about a 128 degrees 130 degrees.
It not only could happen it did happen and finally we safer now do you think only fly look at the dreamliner he got got the batteries.
Oh I think I think we're in a very safe.
Period of of aviation I mean these planes are better than ever.
And I would point out one last thing if I could -- -- the first pieces off in an accident investigation are always the most important.
One of the things that these guys don't explain.
Is why the very first pieces off in this explosion were from the internal parts.
Of the center wing -- That gave us the evidence.
That that's where the events started Iowa there's in fact as the radar tracking of the flight itself right there so I guess folks look at the documentary -- go on the public record look at the NTSB site and see at all.
Peter goals thank you so much for joining us this morning thank you for was telling us where we'll safer.
Iraq I think here.
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