Played by Bruce MacVittie (IMDb)
On the night of April 7, 2013, Roger was studying coastal erosion using very sophisticated instruments in the exact area the plane disappeared, and was in perfect position to see what happened (111.6).
On January 4, 2014, Roger was scheduled to testify to the Congressional Investigation panel about the plane’s disappearance, but the Department of Defense (DOD) did not want him to that (111.6). The DOD had Roger delete all his files (11.8) and forced him retire to Massapequa (111.6).
While living in retirement, having lost his reputation, career and familly, he did a lot of fishing. Although he had a copy of the information which he did not delete, he never felt a need to tell anyone what happened because “everyone on the plane was dead [and] testifying wasn’t going to bring them back.” (111.8)
After November 8, 2018 when the plane came back, “he knew it was just a matter of time before someone came looking” (111.8).
1 1/2 months later, Ben and Captain Daly found Roger and asked him to turn over the data, which he agreed to do. Captain Daly entered Roger’s data into a flight simulator at the airport which helped him come closer to understanding what happened. Roger Mencin died that same day in a boating accident on South Oyster Bay:
The New York State Police Buletin reads:
“DECEASED: ROBER MENCIN, RESIDENT OF MASSAPEQUA, NY. FOUND UNRESPONSIVE IN SOUTH OYSTER BAY. JONES BEACH COAST GUARD FOUND BODY CONTACTED NASSAU COUNTY PD WHO PRONOUNCED CEDEASED ON SITE. NO WITNESSES EVEIDENTuIS CONTINUE TO CANVASS NEARBY VICINITY.” (111.13)
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