Ben is back in his apartment, looking at the reports and other charts Daly gave him. He shows Michaela the minutes from the Congressional investigation concerning Roger Mencin a researcher who was on the ground who swore under oath not to tell what he saw that night. Daly and Ben visit him.
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BEN: Yeah, I know. Okay. Thanks, Amuta.
MICHAELA: Where is the co-pilot in all this?
MICHAELA: No, thank you.
BEN: Of course Daly’s trying to clear his name. He’s the face of what happened to us, and he’ll never be able to escape it. Mick, Cal’s the one who told me I was supposed to help him. Daly was flying the plane. If anyone knows what the weather was like that night, it’s him.
BEN: I don’t know. But I remember what I felt up there, and I know you do, too. Mostly I can’t get past this.
Hearing about the meteorologist
MICHAELA: You read all of this, didn’t you?
BEN: It’s the minutes from the Congressional investigation. On January 4, 2014, a meteorologist was scheduled to testify to the panel about the plane’s disappearance. He never showed and then abruptly retired to Massapequa.
MICHAELA: That’s interesting.
BEN: It’s more than interesting. This guy was studying coastal erosion in the exact area the plane disappeared. Whatever happened that night, he was in perfect position to see it.
MICHAELA: He’s still there in Massapequa?
Meeting the meteorologist
ROGER MENCIN: No Bibles, no votes, don’t rent out the dock. You can move on.
ROGER MENCIN: You’re the captain. W
They shake hands.
BEN: Dr. Mencin, we’re trying to figure out what happened to that plane. We believe you can help.
DALY: Because there was a storm that night, and you had the most sophisticated instrumentation in the area. You know the truth.
ROGER MENCIN: : Did the NTSB get it wrong?
BEN: What were you gonna tell Congress?
DALY: Please. We flew through something giant. It was different.
ROGER MENCIN: I can’t talk about this. They made me swear under oath.
DALY: Who is “they”?
BEN: Please. He’s just trying to clear his name. The whole world thinks he’s responsible for what happened. You know he’s not.