July 1996, TWA Flight 800 took off from JFK International Airport in New York. Twelve minutes later it plunged into the Atlantic Ocean as flaming wreckage. Eyewitness reports of a missile striking the airliner matched the investigators’ initial speculation of terrorist involvement. However, a deeper analysis reveals a horrific comedy of errors and a major cover-up operation. Jim Sanders has studied every detail of this tragedy and presents his explanation for the downing of Flight 800 in this interview with George Noory originally webcast April 15, 2015.
James Sanders, a police officer turned investigative reporter. He is the author of The Downing of TWA Flight 800, Altered Evidence, and First Strike with Jack Cashill. In December of 1997, after receiving material from a whistleblower within the Flight 800 investigation James and his wife were arrested for conspiracy to obtain forensic evidence of a solid fuel missile strike and have it tested.