Cameronian, John Barry Smith's analysis and use of facts was selective. He is convinced that the loss of TWA 800, PanAm 103, and an Air India flight (sorry, can't recall the flight number and am too lazy to look it up) started with the loss of a baggage hold door. Facts to the contrary were either dismissed, or woven into his failure scenario. My recollection of his sequence for PanAm 103 was that the door failed which somehow led to the bomb going off. On TWA 800, the door failure led to the rupture and ignition of the center tank. That of a piece of baggage lethally exploded on a conveyor belt at Narita at near the time Air India crashed into the sea near Ireland was sheer coincidence.
If memory serves me right, he was in contact with the Canadian lawyers defending the Sikhs accused of putting the bomb on Air India, peddling his version of what happened to that plane. Again, if memory serves me right, the lawyers declined to avail themselves of his expertise and analysis.