The Honorable John R.. House of0 East Dublin-Granville Road
Attention: Mr. Ralph Sandine
Dear Mr. Kasich:
This is in response to your letter of Decemberorwarded correspondence from yourrequested your assistance in
acquiring information regarding the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) video entitled, "TWA: What Did The Eyewitnesses See?*
This video, produced by the CIA and distributed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to the press, explains in detail how CIA analysts used the available data to conclude that the so-called "missile sightings" took place after the aircraft had already exploded. The analysis depicted in the video was basedyewitness reports (provided by theome air traffic control radar data and limited information from the aircraft's cockpit voice recorder (provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, via thend infrared data detectedS satellite. No satellite imagery of the disaster exists.
The possibility existed that the crash of TWAas caused by foreign terrorism, especially considering speculationomb or missile could have been involved. The CIA, in full accordance with the National Security Act7 and Executive, responded immediatelyequest from the FBI for assistance. This assistance included support from CIA analysts who monitor and assess foreign weapons threats to US national security. CIA's assistance to the FBI concerning thencident is ongoing.
The CIA's work depicted in the video involved only unclassified information. Similar assistance has been provided by the CIA on other air disasters; however, since
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The Honorable John R, Kasich
classified sources were used, the details of the Agency's involvement in these other instances cannot be released to the public.
I trust this information will be helpful in responding