- The Southampton Press  reports that
on May 13th, Long Island resident Dede Muma accidently received a fax from
Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical  that was intended for the FBI's office in
Calverton, Long Island. The fax indicates that parts of a U.S. Navy missile
target drone, a BQM-34 Firebee I , may have been found in the wreckage
of TWA 800.
- The reason that Muma accidently received
the fax, which she passed on to the Southampton Press, was probably because
her fax number is 369-4310, while the FBI's number is 369-4301. About the
fax, the Southampton Press states:
- Official documents faxed mistakenly to
a Riverhead resident...show that the Federal Bureau of Investigation...was
investigating whether pieces of debris found among the wreckage of TWA
Fight 800 were the remnants of an aerial target drone used by the U.S.
- The fax shows a diagram of what appears
to be a missile, along with a breakdown of its tail section and a parts
- The object shown in the fax was identified
this week by Jane's Information Services in Alexandria, Virginia as a Teledyne
Ryan BQM-34 Firebee I, an air or surface- launched recoverable aerial target.
- The targets are used all over the world,
including within the military "warning areas" that come as close
as about 10 nautical miles off Moriches Inlet in the Atlantic Ocean. The
Navy practices shoot- ing down drones within the warning areas.
- Ms. Muma said she called the FBI when
she received the [Firebee] fax... Ms. Muma was told to "send it along
to them, [the FBI] and destroy the original." She said she asked what
would happen if she didn't do so, and was told "we'll have to investigate
- The source of the fax, Teledyne Ryan
Aeronautical of San Diego, CA, manufactures Firebee drones for the Navy.
The "Firebee fax" Muma received was sent from Erich Hittinger
of Teledyne to FBI agent Ken Maxwell, who was to pass it on to a Teledyne
Ryan representative at the FBI's Long Island office, Walt Hamilton.
- Hittinger of Teledyne Ryan told the Southampton
Press that the FBI contacted them to ask if orange pieces of debris found
at the TWA 800 crash site were from one of their Firebee drones, which
are also orange . Hamilton was then flown from San Diego to the FBI's
Long Island facility to examine the suspected Firebee debris. According
to Hittinger, Hamilton concluded that the orange metal "wasn't from
our Firebee," which suggests that it was from someone's Firebee, but
- Question: If your business depended upon
government contracts, would you be inclined to prove that the government,
your employer, killed people? It could prove to be a fatal business decision.
- WITH NAVY DRONE DEBRIS IN
- In early May 1997, while the FBI had
pieces of debris that they suspected came from a U.S. Navy missile-drone,
what was the FBI telling us? FBI Director Louis Freeh was telling us it
looks like the crash "was a catastrophic mechanical failure."
 FBI agent James Kallstrom was saying: "We see no evidence of a
piece of shrapnel from a missile or a warhead going through the plane."
- On May 12th Newsday  reported that
with no evidence of a missile or foul play, the FBI was planning to end
its investigation by early August. Clearly, as we have already seen with
the cover- up of the explosives residue , there is no correlation between
the FBI's public-relations front and the true story behind the scenes.
- Rather than telling the truth that they
suspected a Navy missile-drone was involved, the FBI was pushing "mechanical
failure" while simultaneously intimidating Dede Muma with threats
of an invest- igation against her for refusing to destroy her errantly
acquired evidence of U.S. Navy culp- ability in the downing of TWA Flight
- HEAVY MILITARY AIRTRAFFIC
- The skies off the Long Island shore on
July 17, 1996 were filled with aircraft. Not only were several Air National
Guard aircraft in the air, and not only was a high-speed vehicle heading
toward TWA 800 as reported by eyewitnesses, radar, and a satellite, but
a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion was flying almost directly above TWA 800 when the
- Furthermore, several mysterious small
aircraft fitting the profile of target drones were also seen in the area.
Not only did Linda Kabot photo- graph what seems to be a drone missile
, but the Long Island newspaper The Independent  reported that witnesses
saw a "smaller plane" flying near TWA 800 at crash time. Indeed,
a Firebee drone looks like a "smaller plane."
- Even more, as I watched CNN on the night
of the crash, a pilot was interviewed who said he saw what looked like
a "stunt plane" crash into TWA 800. A Firebee looks like a "stunt
plane," and alas, it seems that they may have found parts of this
"stunt plane" in TWA 800.
- Yet more, the Boston Globe  reported
that in addition to seeing "a brilliant flare-like glow that streaked
toward the plane," witnesses also saw "a low-flying aircraft
without lights cruising off shore." Could that aircraft without lights
have been one of the aerial target drones, perhaps Firebees, launched from
Wallops Island on July 17th?  Drones can fly for hundreds of miles.
- That there was such heavy military air-traffic
on July 17 should not be a big surprise because there was a massive offshore
military war-game called "Global Yankee '96"  underway at
the time. Virtually all the military assets in the air around TWA 800 that
evening, including the Air National Guard aircraft, where scheduled to
be involved in "Global Yankee '96." 
- With such heavy military air-traffic
and wargames in the area around TWA 800, which was on the "Betty track"
(a safe route around active naval exercise zones), is it a surprise that
over 150 witnesses saw TWA 800 being hit by a missile-like projectile?
Is it a surprise that parts of a Navy missile-drone may have been found
among the debris of TWA 800? I would dare to say that it is not a surprise.
Ian Williams Goddard