FBI Failed to ID Closest Ship to Flight 800, Refuses to Release ID of Dozens More
When Flight 800 crashed, boats and ships up and down Long Island's coast converged on the crash site. But the four closest didn't react at all.
Two of these four were due west and within six miles of Flight 800 when it exploded. They were on parallel, east-southeast headings, as Flight 800 became a cascade of flames just off the port side of their bows. But strangely, neither changed course or speed during or after the crash.
The closest ship to Flight 800 was traveling at an impressive 30 knots, and was tracked heading away from the crash site and land after sunset. The FBI allegedly never identified this ship.
A temperature inversion on the night of the crash allowed the above and other surface vessels to be tracked by the nearby MacArthur Isip Airport radar. And since none of the smaller crafts that responded immediately were tracked by radar, those that were tracked were likely large surface vessels.
Further to the south, there were dozens more surface vessels, most on parallel headings, steaming into or already in the military warning area "Whiskey 105" (W-105). Meanwhile, an aircraft of some sort was flying back and forth, into and out of W-105 and just north of this group of ships.
The public can only guess the identies of these ships and aircraft, since the FBI refuses to release any information regarding them. Readers are urged to write their representatives in Congress to help obtain a formal FBI response to this letter, that requests the identities of the dozens of surface vessels in the vicinity of Flight 800 when it crashed.