EPIX presents the World Premiere Original Documentary, TWA FLIGHT 800, a thought-provoking ninety-minute documentary about the ill-fated Trans World Airline Flight 800 to Paris, France, which exploded on July 17, 1996 just 12 minutes after takeoff from JFK International Airport, killing all 230 people on board. The special features six former members of the official crash investigation breaking their silence to refute the officially proposed cause of the jetliner’s demise and reveal how the investigation was systematically undermined.
TWA FLIGHT 800 is written, directed, and produced by Emmy Award-winning journalist Kristina Borjesson. Co-producer, Dr. Tom Stalcup, PhD, Physics, who for 16 years, was determined to delve deeper into the original investigation to seek truth and closure for the family members of the victims of this tragedy, led the film’s investigation. The documentary features interviews with key members of the original TWA 800 investigation team.
Hank Hughes, Senior Accident Investigator, National Transportation Safety Board (laid out the matrix for the reconstruction of the entire aircraft and was chairman of the Airplane Interior Documentation Group that reconstructed TWA 800s interior).
Bob Young, Senior Accident Investigator, TWA (top TWA investigator who oversaw TWA team members on virtually all the investigative groups associated with the crash and was himself a member of the Eyewitness Group).
Jim Speer, Accident Investigator for Airline Pilots Association (sifted through much of the physical evidence in hangar and found first explosives residue on right wing part).
Rocky Miller, Accident Investigator for Flight Attendants Union (worked in hangar with Hank Hughes and also worked on Splatter Group).
Dr. Charles Wetli, Chief Medical Examiner, TWA 800, in charge of crash victim autopsies and identification.
Col. Dennis Shanahan, M.D., Sr. Medical Forensics Medical Consultant, TWA 800 Investigation, correlated injuries to plane damage.