Dear Mr. Chertoff:
Last summer the Criminal Division of the Justice Department sent out a letter defending the findings of the FBI, CIA and NTSB with respect to the cause of the crash of TWA Flight 800. Accuracy in Media responded with a letter pointing out the numerous serious flaws in the investigation. It was promised a prompt reply, but it has yet to receive one.
The absurd claim made by the CIA that the 747 climbed 3000 feet after its front end separated from the rest of the fuselage is the most glaring flaw in the government's case. The radar data show that the speed of the badly damaged plane accelerated sharply as it plummeted into the sea. If it had gained altitude, it would have slowed down. The CIA scenario was developed for one purpose. It was to make the claim that eyewitnesses who saw a missile had mistaken the ascending plane for a missile. The proof is found in Appendix FF11 of the NTSB's report. Look it up.