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- July 12, 2002
- Flight 587 Update - Tears and Tales by Howard Schwach
- Howard Schwach, the Editor of the WAVE Newspaper, a truly
kind man with an open mind, wrote
a fine summary of the witness meeting that was held at "The
Beach Club" on July 10th, 2002. The Good family, proprietors
of the Club, who also own the Rockaway Sunset Diner, made a large
room freely available to the public for this meeting.
- As Howard makes mention in his article, there were aviation
experts present. A crash investigator who has at least eight
licenses and knows the Airbus A300, and the GE engines, like
the back of his hand, there was an active airline Captain, an
Aerodynamicist with a major U.S. Aerospace company, and a retired
airline captain, all came to the meeting on their own time and
money. They are very perplexed by this crash. They are troubled
by the official investigation thus far, and they felt it was
worth their own time and money to come and hear eyewitnesses.
I thank them for their support of usread.com and having an open
mind. It's inexcusable that the Government agency we pay for
deems it useless to do the same. None of these folks, nor myself,
espouse to know what caused this crash. But we are becoming increasingly
convinced wake turbulence and pilot-over control are highly questionable
- I'd like to make one correction to the article. Steve, the
fellow from England with eight aircraft certifications, did not
say the NTSB reports were rubbish. He said the thrust reverser
theory was rubbish, and he did not attribute that theory to the
- I hope to be posting more details from witness statements
and the expert's comments soon. I'm considering making VHS videos
of the meeting available.
- Howard also did a
piece last week on why the NTSB, and some politicians, felt
it was inapprorpiate for them to come to the meeting.
- Victor Trombettas
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