Re: TWA 800: THE CAT IS OUT !!

James Rogers (
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:58:51 -0800

>>Now she did not say "Navy vessel," nor does she seem 100% positive it was
>>from a boat, however, when we also consider that the area off-shore was
>>reserved for navel maneuvers that night, and that such were reported early
>>on, and that witnesses saw flares being dropped before the explosion
>>(flares are used to divert the course of heat-seeking missiles), it
>>follows logically that the Navy must be a suspect. It is not unreason-
>>able to speculate that the Navy was conducting missile related exer-
>>cises in the area and a missile hit an unintended target.

When did they start installing missile countermeasures on commercial
aircraft? A 747 does *not* have flares, and therefore, could not have
dropped them.

-James Rogers