Category Archives: Aviation Disasters

On This Day — Swissair Flight 330 (February 21 1970)

“330 is going down. Goodbye everybody.” Co-pilot Armand Etienne — February 21 1970 1:34 “Bern threw a ‘cloak of silence’ over the case.” Swiss Investigator Robert Akeret “The secret deal was ‘immoral’ and in breach of legal principles, but it … Continue reading

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Suspicious Aviation Tragedies — November 27 1989 : Avianca Flight 203 [UPDATE (Spanish) : Simon Bolivar Prize 2017]

“It’s not an item that appears on most attorneys’ bucket lists: ‘Challenge the commonly held explanation of a national tragedy and help win another country’s version of the Pulitzer Prize.’ It’s not that it’s not a noble goal, but where … Continue reading

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Suspicious Aviation Tragedies: December 12 1985 — Arrow Air Flight 1285

 “Hours after the crash the Islamic Jihad – a Shiite Muslim extremist group – claimed it destroyed the plane to prove [its] ability to strike at the Americans anywhere.” UPI — Anonymous caller to a French news agency in Beirut … Continue reading

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Suspicious Aviation Tragedies — November 27 1989 : Avianca Flight 203 [UPDATE]

“No one acts alone without orders in the FBI. We had clear goals which were clearly given to us in every document we received from anyone. If a police organization wished for us to provide them “proof” of guilt, then … Continue reading

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Suspicious Aviation Tragedies — November 27 1989 : Avianca Flight 203

“No one acts alone without orders in the FBI. We had clear goals which were clearly given to us in every document we received from anyone. If a police organization wished for us to provide them “proof” of guilt, then … Continue reading

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Suspicious Aviation Tragedies — Overview

“Governments lie. They do it all the time. And, much as we’d like to believe otherwise, the US government is no exception. There were times when we may have believed otherwise. But after Vietnam and Watergate, we know better.” Ted … Continue reading

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Suspicious Aviation Tragedies — October 6 1976 : Cubana de Aviacion Flight 455

“Our confidential source ascertained (…) that the bombing of the Cubana Airlines DC-8 was planned, in part, in Caracas, Venezuela, at two meetings attended by Morales Navarrete, Luis Posada Carriles and Frank Castro.” “A confidential source all but admitted that Posada … Continue reading

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NEVER FORGET — Suspicious Aviation Tragedies: 1961 — Ndola United Nations DC-6 crash [UPDATE: UN REPORT Sept 26 2017]

“There is a significant amount of evidence from eyewitnesses that they observed more than one aircraft in the air, that the other aircraft may have been a jet, that SE-BDY was on fire before it crashed, and/or that SE-BDY was … Continue reading

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Jake LaMotta — “Raging Bull” and the Fight that Never Came…

“I just want people to know, he was a great, sweet, sensitive, strong, compelling man with a great sense of humour, with eyes that danced.” Mrs LaMotta Jake LaMotta, the uncompromising fighter portrayed by Robert De Niro in “Raging Bull”, … Continue reading

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Suspicious Aviation Tragedies: 1989 — UTA Flight 772 (September 19 1989)

“It is striking to note the similarity of the ‘scientific’ evidence discovered by the FBI’s Tom Thurman in both the Lockerbie and UTA cases. Of the tens of thousands of pieces of debris collected at each disaster site, one lone … Continue reading

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