TWA Flight 800:The Investigation
Almost immediately, the general consensus was that it was an obvious act of sabotage, most likely terrorism, and the FBI immediately began a parallel investigation into possible criminal involvement. This seemed to be the right direction due to the fact that any other accident that has occurred under similar circumstance has been an act of sabotage. Despite this, it was only one of many theories on the "What-if Wall": bombs, fuel
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filled tank, but no leads as to the source of that fire. In addition to these problems they're the wild accusations of conspiracy, government cover-up, and even the Navy's involvement in the downing of this aircraft. Started by everyone's initial suspicions and fueled by the Internet and Pierre Salanger, the Media actually began to become a factor in this investigation. This is especially true with no conclusive cause to offer the public at this time.