Category Archives: Aviation Disasters

Remembering Cubana de Aviacion Flight 455 (October 6 1976)

 “The CIA created and unleashed a Frankenstein.” Peter Kornbluh — Head of the National Security Archive’s Cuba project “Luis Posada Carriles  died without having paid for this crime nor the many other terrorist acts that are a feature of his … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering 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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On This Day — Who Killed Dag Hammarskjöld and Why? (July 29 1905 – September 18 1961)

“I continue to have a strong feeling that Hammarskjold’s death was not an accident.” Richard Goldstone “There is a significant amount of evidence from eyewitnesses that they observed more than one aircraft in the air, that the other aircraft may … Continue reading

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Remembering Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 [USTICA – June 27 1980]

“We still hope the truth will come out. We know that very probably the plane was struck down by a missile. Too many people have been keeping this secret for too long but we will not give up until we … Continue reading

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Suspicious Aviation Tragedies — October 6 1976 : Cubana de Aviacion Flight 455 [UPDATE : Luis Posada Carriles is Dead (February 15, 1928 – May 23, 2018)]

“Luis Posada Carriles  died without having paid for this crime nor the many other terrorist acts that are a feature of his criminal record.” Cuban government website Cubadebate — May 23 2018 “A15 — CIA code name for Posada — … Continue reading

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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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