WASHINGTON, DC - May 5, 1999 (INB) A superlative mystery: the biggest disaster in US aviation history produced the most expensive investigation ever, and after 3 years, the investigation itself is looking like a disaster too. The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U. S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation will hold a hearing on the reauthorization of the National Transportation Safety Board On May 6, 1999, starting 9:30 AM, in room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Tom Stalcup has provided written testimony for the above hearing calling for Congress to establish a committee of independent experts to review the NTSB's ongoing and still inconclusive investigation of TWA Flight 800, which crashed off Long Island in July 1996.
Tom Stalcup is a researcher at the Magnetics Lab at Florida State University. He is representing the Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization, an ad hoc group of over 35 citizens with diverse areas of technical expertise that formed more than a year ago in response to perceived problems in the official investigation. He will be at the hearing in person, but may not be allowed to answer any questions in this "public hearing."
He has provided the Subcommittee with a well-documented study that concludes:
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