- Jan 24, 2002
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A SAM kills with a huge shotgun blast of shrapnel, what's left of the target looks like swiss cheese.
No shrapnel holes in TWA 800.
Because that's what they always do whenever there is a possibility that terrorism or a criminal act was involved. As soon as it was determined that such acts weren't involved, the investigation was handed back over to the NTSB. That's exactly how the system has always been setup.
The best accident investigation experts work for the NTSB.
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/20/did_us_govt_lie_about_twaHANK HUGHES: My report, which was 496 pages in length, or thereabouts, with photographic supplement, was cut and amended without my knowledge. When I did find out about it, I complained. Nothing was done. We were required to provide a factual report, but ordered not to write an analysis.
KRISTINA BORJESSON: What? Could you say that again?
HANK HUGHES: We were directed to write a factual report, but not an analysis.
KRISTINA BORJESSON: What would your analysis have been?
HANK HUGHES: The primary-primary conclusion was the explosive forces came from outside the airplane, not the center fuel tank.
TOM STALCUP: Would that statement have been in your analysis?
HANK HUGHES: If I got to write one.