Night Fall Cover

Night Fall is a book about TWA Flight 800. I know what some of you may be thinking, but read the first few lines by Nelson first:

“This is a work of fiction, based on fact: the crash of TWA Flight 800 that occurred off Long Island, New York, on July 17, 1996….”

We start with John Corey, a rough and gruff ex-NYPD hero turned contract FBI investigator, who is roped into attending the 5 year memorial of the TWA crash by his FBI wife (and crash investigator at the time of the TWA 800 crash) Kate Corey. John joins Kate and is moved by what he sees at the memorial, but more interesting, he is intrigued by the fact that the FBI takes the time to tell him to back off any investigating he may want to do.

Later, Kate asks him to “look into” the crash as she is not satisfied about the “official conclusion” that was reached in the crash. From there, the story grips you and takes you for the ride of your life with an ending that I never saw coming. I don’t really want to tell you more about the story as doing so gives up some of its great values. But if you like suspense, who-done-its, mystery and government coverups, this is a must read for you.

You may ask why I read this book – its simple. As a pilot with almost 20 years of flying under my wings, I never really accepted the “official” story about TWA Flight 800. I spent time reading about it and wondering why so many eye witnesses saw the same thing only to be told they didn’t “really” see what they thought they saw. We have many acknowledged experts in the field of accident (military and civilan) investigation that have lawsuits filed against the government (CIA, FBI, NTSB), and even more I wonder – if a spark in the center fuel tank caused the explosion, why does the government still have information classified as “Top Secret” involving this crash…?

So what do I think happened…? I am not sure, but I do not think TWA 800 was brought down by a spark in the center fuel tank.

Will we ever know what really happened to TWA Flight 800…? I don’t know, but someday someday it might be nice if we actually find the truth.

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