Downing of TWA Flight 800

There were two major events that were enablers to the downing of TWA Flight 800, and these have not been known to the American public. This is one of the pages that address these enabling events. First, the highlights, from a professional in aviation matters and an insider in the intelligence community, with recognized competency and credibility, for many decades:

A Trans World Airlines Boeing 747, flight 800, exploded in the air shortly after taking off from New York's JFK Airport on July 17, 1996. The political NTSB board reported that the explosion was caused by a spark in the center fuel tank. Considerable information from people with no political agenda or cover-up motive reported a missile streaking toward TWA Flight 800, and an initial military-type explosion followed by different fuel explosions. The details of this flight and the usual cover-up are found in the book, History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11, written by former FAA airline safety expert Rodney Stich.

The report by the political NTSB board members omitted several key factors:

The Surface-to-Air Missile Aspects

A year prior to the surface-to-air missile downing of TWA Flight 800, negotiations were occurring at Long Beach, California for the transfer of 100 surface-to-air missiles to the United States, The people involved was a representative of Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum, FBI and CIA personnel, and Ronald Rewald, the former head of a secret and major CIA operation based in Honolulu.

The purpose of the meeting, as arranged by Rewald, was for Dostum to give to the United States the missiles that were being sought by Middle East terrorists, including the al Qaeda group. Dostum wanted in exchange for the missiles the release from prison at Long Beach a member of the Dostum group that was in prison on a drug-smuggling charge.

Despite the gravity of the consequences if terrorists obtained the missile that were being offered, the FBI-DOJ personnel turned down the offer. That opened the way for terrorists to obtain the missiles.

The CIA-FBI personnel involved in the negotiations turned down the missiles, which were then being offered for sale to terrorists in the Middle East. Rewald, the former CIA asset, was disturbed about this, and provided details of the negotiations to former federal agent Rodney Stich. Stich then sent letters to several members of Congress, informing them of the imminent transfer of surface-to-air missiles to terrorists and offering to provide information so as to try to block that transfer. One of the members of Congress receiving the October 20, 1995, letters was Senator Arlen Specter. (MS Word) (Adobe PDF) None responded. It is believed that the missiles were then sold to unknown terrorists.

That scenario was one of several reasons why powerful and controlling forces in government had to shift the blame to the improbable spark in the fuel tank theory.

The Second Set of Enabling Events

About a month before the downing of TWA Flight 800, events were taking place at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City, where people  are held prior to federal trials. One of the inmates was Ramzi Yousef, the al Qaeda mastermind being the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the planned simultaneous bombings of 11 U.S. airliners departing Far East locations (known as the Bojinka plot), the mastermind behind smuggling of explosives onto airliners, and responsible for one in-flight bombing of a flight in the Middle East.

Obtaining the confidence of Yousef was former Mafia member Gregory Scarpa, Jr. Scarpa was also in the MCC waiting trial and by convincing Yousef that his Mafia group in New York City was also interested in harming the United States, Yousef provided over a nine-month period such information as:

The advance information from the top al Qaeda aviation terrorist source--unprecedented in the entire history of terrorism--was then followed by:

Local FBI Agents Recognized the Value
Of the Unprecedented al Qaeda Information

Local FBI agents receiving the advance information of the planned terrorist attacks were convinced of the value of the information and Scarpa's credibility in providing the information. Recognizing the gravity of the information, and the high value presented by Scarpa, several additional steps were taken to increase the value of the unprecedented mole inside the al Qaeda cell:

These details are in the book, Crimes of the FBI-DOJ, Mafia, and al Qaeda.

FBI-DOJ "Deep-Sixing" Advance
Information of Terrorist Attacks

Never in the history of the United States have the people responsible for protecting the nation against terrorist attacks have had such valuable insider information on terrorist attacks that did subsequently occur. Moral and legal requirements required that this incredibly valuable information be passed along to the government entities that could take action to protect against the expected terrorist attacks. This information was never passed along to these departments, and kept "deep-sixth" within a small high-level group in the Department of Justice.  See

Reasons for Sacrificing Lives
In Forewarned Terrorist Attacks

In the culture existing in the FBI and other Department of Justice offices, the sacrificing of lives and national security for various self-serving reasons was a long standing practice. Other pages at this site, and in the various books written by former federal agent Rodney Stich, this was no bigger deal than what they had done for years. For instance:

In the case of the al Qaeda mole, high-level Department of Justice employees had another self-serving reason for sacrificing the lives that would be lost by withholding information on the planned terrorist attacks. Gregory Scarpa Jr., the mole inside the al Qaeda cell providing the advance information on the terrorist attacks, was scheduled to testify in upcoming murder trials about the series of murders that his father committed with the help of a key FBI supervisor in the New York City offices. His father, a Mafia capo in the Colombo Mafia Family in New York City, also known as "The Killing Machine," had been paying money to the FBI supervisor, Lindley DeVecchio, for information on people to be killed,.

Key people in the FBI-DOJ offices had a self-serving reasons to discredit Scarpa Jr. He was scheduled to testify in several murder trials about the murders that his father committed with the help of key FBI Supervising Special Agent Lindley DeVecchio. If the information provided by Scarpa Jr. on the planned terrorist attacks had been acted upon, it would have given Scarpa credibility, and that credibility would extend to the testimony given at the murder trials that would have exposed not only that FBI supervisor, but also high FBI-DOJ personnel who for years knew of the murders and aided and abetted them by remaining quiet. These were major felonies under various criminal statutes, and have scuttled the careers of many key people responsible for the culture in the highly-political U.S. Department of Justice.

Included in the key FBI-DOJ personnel involved in the obstruction of justice scheme were:

Combined FBI-NTSB Cover-Ups


A combination of long-standing withholding of politically sensitive behind-the-scene misconduct associated with aviation disasters by the NTSB, plus pressure by the powerful forces inside the U.S. Department of Justice, caused the political NTSB board members to ignore the many people who reported the missile sighting and then take out of thin air the probability that TWA Flight 800 exploded due to a spark in the center wing fuel tank.

The NTSB was pressured by FBI agents to ignore the reports by professionals who saw the missile streaking toward TWA Flight 800. Recent statements in June 2013 by former NTSB board members focused attention again on the downing of TWA Flight 800.


Federal lawsuit by former FAA inspector Rodney Stich showing the NTSB cover-up in the PSA airliner that crashed into the city of San Diego.


In the matter of TWA Flight 800, FBI personnel, the political appointees in the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), and CIA personnel, joined forces in the cover-ups. Witnesses were intimidated or ignored, evidence was tampered with, there was false testimony given to members of Congress. It was a standard cover-up as is standard conduct to protect the system. And cover-ups have consequences.



Additional Reasons for Cover-Ups


Many other people in powerful government positions were enablers to the conditions resulting in the downing of TWA Flight 800.

See sampling of letters sent by former federal agent Rodney Stich to people in government related to TWA Flight 800.


History of NTSB Political Board Personnel
Falsifying Accident Reports by
Omitting Enabling Causes

Former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airline safety expert—one of the most experienced and qualified government aviation safety personnel, repeatedly complained in documents and documented cover-ups by the political NTSB Board members. Details of this practice—which enabled the crash-enabling problems to continue—can be found in his books, the latest version of the original Unfriendly Skies, being History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11.

Another example of major falsifications (e.g., lying) related to a major airline disaster was related to the downing of Pan Am Flight 103, which blew apart over Lockerbie. Understanding what was done by DOJ personnel shows the pattern of lying by key leaders in the United States.

Petition to NTSB to Receive Additional Information

Petition to reopen the NTSB investigation and admit additional information:

The number of scandals associated with that petition insures that the petition  be denied.

Long History of Corruption-Enabled Catastrophic Events

As a result of the widespread corruption in overt and covert government operations, the systemic cover-ups that treat high-level corruption as the "third-rail," and the retaliation against whistleblowers, great American tragedies have repeatedly occurred, and will continue to occur.

Sampling of Early Consequences





TWA Flight  800

U.S. Embassy Bombings

9/11 Easily-Preventable Multiple Hijackings


These few examples of the horrors associated with airline disasters enabled to occur by documented corruption withheld from the American people. The standard culture of cover-ups in the United States enabled the corruption, cover-ups, to mutate into different areas. In the aviation area, although the continuing series of airline disasters eventually came to a halt for other reasons, the culture continued, and enabled to occur a number of easily preventable airline disasters. The inbred culture created the conditions that enabled four groups of terrorists to easily hijack four airliners within a few hours of each other and kill nearly 3,000 people.

One of Over 200 Victims Choosing This Way to Die—
Made Possible by Many Enablers in United States

Consequences of Corruption, Cover-Ups, And
Retaliation Felonies Not Limited to Aviation

There were many other forms of victims from the systemic high-level corruption. These included for instance victims of the:

  • Department of Justice prosecutorial misconduct, people being falsely charges with crimes in order to improve the prosecutors' career.

  • The explosion of violent crime related to drug smuggling into the United States, in which CIA assets were major players.

  • Series of financial frauds appearing every few years, with the latest housing and financial implosions surfacing in 2008.

  • Seizure of assets from innocent people.

  • And many other forms.

These offenses are described in the books written by insiders.

Corruption of the Type Described at this site does not occur in a vacuum. High-level corruption in one area is simply one tentacle of a widespread culture of corruption. And the consequences of that corruption−and the endemic cover-ups−have consequences in other areas. The culture of corruption affects the people and the nation in many other ways, That includes the latest series of financial frauds that has occurred in the housing and financial sectors. Also, the effect of the endemic corruption and endemic cover-ups−major parts of the culture in the United States−that enablers successful terrorist attacks upon U.S. interests.

Harm to People Overseas From Culture Of
High-Level Corruption and Lies in the United States

In addition to the decades of harm resulting from the systemic corruption of key people and groups in the U.S. government, affecting aviation safety, financial, human rights, in the United States, there is the harm from outside sources brought about by the actions of U.S. politicians affecting people in other countries—such as the history of invading and killing foreigners—there are the successful "terrorist" attacks made possible by high-level corruption, and then there are the foreigners who are also victims from the same high-level corruption that adversely affects the American, but in a different form.

Remains of a girl—about the age of the 9-year-old Killed in Tucson in January 2011.

In criminal law, people are accomplices, and guilty, if they know of a criminal act and fail to report it to proper authorities and also to take efforts within their capability to halt their continuation. And there are endless numbers of accomplices that are complicit in these crimes and enablers of the consequences.

Suggestion to people outside the United States. Become familiar with the documented systemic corruption in the United States and show the outrage lacking of people in the United States, and:

  • Help expose the endemic corruption that seem to be acceptable to the American people, and maybe wake them up.

  • Help to protect yourselves against the decades of ham inflicted upon people of other countries by the actions of U.S. politicianssupported by much of the American public. Examples:

    • Serial lying by U.S. politicians to use as a pretense to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, killing tens of thousands of innocent people.

    • U.S. politicians shifting enabling blame from their own corrupt actions that encouraged and enabled four groups of terrorists to simultaneously hijack four airliners, and shift the blame to the people of Iraq and Afghanistanwith the help of a dumbed-down American public that is mostly too lazy to learn the truth.

    Petition to NTSB to admit major information on politically-sensitive misconduct that enabling the downing of TWA Flight 800, and additional information the the direct events:

Documentary Books by Professionals That

document decades of covert and/or corrupt activities by
America's secret government.






All of the books are available at, in print and on digital formats, and at many other Internet sites. They bring together the various pieces of the puzzle to better understand the overall picture, and why the same conditions continue year after year. Information on the books by former government agent Rodney Stich

Sampling of early books reviews

Sampling of complimentary letters/faxes to author/activist Rodney Stich.

More information about these books by clicking here.

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